Jamie Hollier first fell in love with metalwork while helping and learning from her grandfather, a machinist, in his shop.
Then her love of artisan jewelry appeared while spending childhood days looking at (and sometimes touching even though that was against the rules) all of the amazing jewelry in her Great Aunt Tettie's antique store.
Those interests were further reinforced by visits to artisan craft fairs all over the Houston area with her mom as she grew up. During college, Jamie moved to Colorado, discovered metalsmithing, and worked in an artisan jewelry store.
After studying Art History and metalsmithing as part of her BFA, Jamie made jewelry for friends and sold her work at local art fairs.
With time, however, the responsibilities of her work and life started to squeeze her time in the studio.
One day Jamie realized that while she was a successful business owner with two companies in technology, she wasn't fulfilled. She worked with amazing people, had wonderful clients, but missed having art and a physical product in her life.
Not long after this realization, Jamie decided to look at a few locations and entertain the idea of opening a store and getting back into the studio.
She found the right fit in Olde Town Arvada in October of 2017 and Balefire Goods opened its doors 45 days later and we can't wait to see where this will go for many days to come.