Upcoming Jewelry Making Classes

Upcoming Jewelry Making Classes

We are partnering with local metalsmith, Alyssa Polizzi, to host classes where you can make fun and easy jewelry pieces yourself. We have already had one ring making class and up next are cuff bracelets and hoop earrings. 
February 03, 2019 by Jamie Hollier
Join the Balefire Team!

Join the Balefire Team!

Love jewelry and artist made goods? Looking for a little extra income each month? We are hiring a part-time assistant for Balefire Goods. This is the perfect position for someone that has flexibility in their schedule and can work one day a week and also help out as needed to cover when our owner is out traveling, we have events in the store, etc. To apply, send an email to info@balefiregoods.com and include info about why you think this would be a fit for both of us.
July 18, 2018 by Jamie Hollier
Tiffany Window and Carly Wright Earrings

Art Jewelry and Art History: Tiffany and Wright

As a student of art history and a lover of art jewelry and metalsmithing, I often find myself reminded of artists or pieces from my art studies when looking at art jewelry. I thought it would be fun to start a new series of posts where I share a little about a jewelry artist or piece and give an intro to the artist or work from art history with which I sense a compliment or connection.

For the second post in this series, we will be looking at the historical artist Louis Comfort Tiffany and the contemporary Art Jeweler, Carly Wright.

June 07, 2018 by Jamie Hollier
Pride Cake Month at Balefire Goods and Valhalla Cakes!

Pride Cake Month at Balefire Goods and Valhalla Cakes!

Like many of you, we were saddened this week by the supreme court decision involving a wedding cake from a Denver area bakery. Since that ruling, we have seen a lot of comments and attention being given to the bakery involved in that case, but we feel like we should all be focusing on the vendors in our area that support inclusion and the LGBTQ community rather than giving more attention to those that support hate. 

Based on all this and to celebrate Pride month, we created a new partnership with the fabulous Valhalla Cakes to offer Pride Cupcakes for Pride Month!
June 06, 2018 by Jamie Hollier
Casting Metal

Environmentally Thoughtful Jewelry

Many of the artists we carry at Balefire not only create great art, but are thinking of the environmental impact of their work as well. Check out just some ways that our artists are working to make their work more environmentally friendly and learn about an Earth Day event coming up. 
April 13, 2018 by Jamie Hollier
Our First Workshop: Stamped & Textured Charm Necklace

Our First Workshop: Stamped & Textured Charm Necklace

When: Sunday, April 29th from 2 to 4pm

Where: Balefire Goods, 7417 Grandview, Arvada, CO 80002

What: In this class, you will create a simple charm necklace with up to three charms (you can create more for an additional fee). We will cover metal stamping and hammered textures to create charms with your designs. You will be able to create jewelry in either sterling silver, gold filled, or rose gold filled charms and chains. This class is open to students ages 16+ and limited to a maximum of 16 people. 

How Much: Class is $60 per person and includes materials to craft one necklace with 3 charms per person. 

Buy tickets online or contact us for more info. 

April 07, 2018 by Jamie Hollier
Wedding Ideas for Brides/Grooms and Guests

Wedding Ideas for Brides/Grooms and Guests

Wedding season is almost upon us once again. Or do weddings really have a season anymore? I feel like I know people that had their weddings at all times of the year. Regardless, whether it is the little stress of finding the right gift as a guest or the crazy, all-consuming stress of planning your own big day, we can help! Here are a few things we carry that might just be the perfect thing for that perfect day.
March 16, 2018 by Jamie Hollier
Art Jewelry and Art History: Still and Papac

Art Jewelry and Art History: Still and Papac

As a student of art history and a lover of art jewelry and metalsmithing, I often find myself reminded of artists or pieces from my art studies when looking at art jewelry. I thought it would be fun to start a new series of posts where I share a little about a jewelry artist or piece and give an intro to the artist or work from art history with which I sense a compliment or connection.

For the inaugural post in this series, we are kicking off with one of my favorite artists, Abstract Expression painter Clyfford Still (1904-1980), and one of the very first artists added to Balefire’s collection, jewelry artist Seth Papac (born 1981).

March 09, 2018 by Jamie Hollier
10 Types of Valentines and the Perfect Gifts for Each

10 Types of Valentines and the Perfect Gifts for Each

It is almost here once again: Valentine's Day. This year, instead of fighting to get one of the ever-dwindling dinner reservations at a hot new restaurant or a bouquet that might poison your pet, why not opt for a wearable piece of art? Something they can cherish for years to come. Regardless of what your Valentine's style, we likely have just the thing.
January 17, 2018 by Jamie Hollier