PRESS - OCT 1, 2018
303 Magazine: Adventure Film Fest and 26 Things To Do In Denver This Week
The Lowdown: Balefire Goods presents First Friday Halloween Themed Portraits. The event features a photography exhibit by Melissa Mullins where she’s placed her models in a “milk bath” for an even eerier effect. You can also sip on drinks and munch on snacks while looking at Mullins beautifully tragic portraits.

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303 Magazine: Adventure Film Fest and 26 Things To Do In Denver This Week
PRESS - SEPT 12, 2018
Your Tango: 50 Best Secret Santa Gifts Under 30 Dollars
These cuff bracelets make a great gift for the music lover in your life. Crafted from the cymbals discarded by schools, bands, and music stores, these carry the story of the music they have been a part of with them. Each piece is one-of-a-kind and will vary slightly.

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Your Tango: 50 Best Secret Santa Gifts Under 30 Dollars
PRESS - SEPT 7, 2018
Annie Bloj: First Friday at Balefire Goods
For the month of September, Balefire Goods welcomes Denver-based artist Peter S. Yumi for an exhibit of his new body of work titled Culture Vultures.

Peter S Yumi lives and works in Denver, Colorado. He converted his garage into his studio, his two dogs work with him in his studio. His work is created with multilayered processes which include cut and paste, scanning, working digitally, printing, toner transfers, and painting.

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Annie Bloj: First Friday at Balefire Goods
PRESS - SEPT, 2018
303 Magazine: September Fashion Events 2018
The Lowdown: Want to indulge in some funky, innovative designs? You don’t want to miss Marigold Shadows pop-up at Balefire Goods. The statement looks are inspired by Japanese and Korean street styles, as well as Día de los Muertos.

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303 Magazine: September Fashion Events 2018
PRESS - SEPT, 2018
Westword: First Friday Gallery Openings
Opening Reception: Friday, September 7, 6 to 8 p.m.

Peter Yumi drops a set of elaborately collaged mixed-media fractured portraits at artisan jeweler Jamie Hollier’s shop in Olde Town Arvada. If you like what you see, Yumi is taking portrait commissions in the same vein.

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Westword: First Friday Gallery Openings
PRESS - AUGUST 28, 2018
42 Best Practical Gifts For Guys (That He'll Actually Want From You)
These fun cufflinks will bring a little levity to your formal attire. Made of sterling silver, the pinwheels are 7/8 inch wide. And they are handmade in Brighton, UK, so he'll feel a little worldly while he's at it.

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42 Best Practical Gifts For Guys (That He'll Actually Want From You)
PRESS - JULY 30, 2018
303 Magazine: Denver Events - Arts & Culture
The Lowdown: Balefire Goods welcomes an Emma Balder Exhibition. The exhibition features a compilation of Balder’s paintings created with fibers from recycled and discarded textiles. Emma Balder is a local artist that creates small-scale works.

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303 Magazine: Denver Events - Arts & Culture
PRESS - AUGUST 2, 2018
Westword: Denver Art Openings and Things To Do For Art Lovers
Opening Reception: Friday, August 3, 6 to 8 p.m.

Emma Balder “paints” with fiber and stitches together fabric collages to create textured works with a natural feel. She’ll be guesting through August at Jamie Hollier’s Olde Town Arvada artisan jewelry shop, Balefire, which opens its doors on first Fridays along with fellow businesses dotting the charming business district.

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Westword: Denver Art Openings and Things To Do For Art Lovers
AWARDS - AUGUST, 2018
Colorado Community Media: Best of the Best 2018
Balefire Goods wins Best of the Best for Arvada Jewelry Stores!

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Colorado Community Media: Best of the Best 2018
PRESS - JULY 6, 2018
Westword: The Ten Best Fashion Events in Denver in July
Balefire Goods, the artisan jewelry and craft gallery, hosts a class in which attendees can learn to make a classic beaded wrap bracelet.The cost is $35 and includes all the materials you need to make one bracelet. Space is limited, so click here for more information and to reserve your spot.

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Arvada Press: Jeff Strahl Art Opening and Bracelet Class covered in Things to Do
PRESS - JUNE 28, 2018
Wheat Ridge Transcript: Jeff Strahl Art Show and Bracelet Class in Things to Do
Join us for drinks, snacks, and a wonderful evening celebrating local art from 6-8pm on Friday, July 6th.

In addition to our opening, Olde Town Arvada is a great destination for First Friday with openings at Vouna, The Cereal Box, Hunter Bay Coffee Roasters, Grand Lake Brewing, New Image Brewing Company, Arvada Ceramic Arts Guild, and more.

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Wheat Ridge Transcript: Jeff Strahl Art Show and Bracelet Class in Things to Do
PRESS - JUNE 27, 2018
Arvada Press: Jeff Strahl Art Opening and Bracelet Class covered in Things to Do
For the month of July, Balefire Goods welcomes Denver based photographer, Jeff Strahl, who will be exhibiting his VALLARI series. This series explores modern-day goddesses representing music, painting, sculpture, architecture, literature, and photography with an engaging Art Nouveau aesthetic mixed with a contemporary pop art sensibility. Created in camera, without digital manipulation, these pieces exhibit a decidedly modern take while leveraging traditional and time-consuming techniques that honor the craft of photography.

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Arvada Press: Jeff Strahl Art Opening and Bracelet Class covered in Things to Do
AWARDS - JULY 2018
A-List Top 5! Best Designer Jewelry Store Denver and Arvada
We bring the best artisan jewelry from around the world to Olde Town Arvada and the Denver area. With a diversity of styles and prices, you are sure to find something that you or a loved one will cherish.

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A-List Top 5! Best Designer Jewelry Store Denver and Arvada
PRESS - JUNE 19, 2018
Westword: 21 Best Things to Do in Denver
Balefire Goods, an Olde Town Arvada jewelry emporium that stocks handcrafted trinkets, moves into gallery mode this month with the Tactile Art Show, an exhibit of touchable works.

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Westword: 21 Best Things to Do in Denver
PRESS - JUNE 20, 2018
Balefire Goods Community Night Benefiting Colorado Talking Book Library
Olde Town Arvada's Balefire Goods is opening its doors to the community in partnership with the Blind Institute of Technology and the Colorado Talking Book Library for an evening of tactile art, artisan jewelry, drinks and conversation.

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Balefire Goods Community Night Benefiting Colorado Talking Book Library
PRESS - JUNE 1, 2018
5280 Feature: Tactile Art Show
Most art exhibits will ask you to look, not touch, but this month-long display encourages you to do just the opposite. At the opening night this Friday, engage with tactile works, such as 3D abstract sculptures and stone etchings.

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5280 Feature: Tactile Art Show
PRESS - MAY 30, 2018
Eleven Things Art Lovers Can Do and See on First Friday Weekend
It’s hard to cap this list at ten, let alone eleven, events, because June is, after all, the month of perfect evenings and lingering light, nature-made for art-walking and staying outdoors (and up!) late.

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Eleven Things Art Lovers Can Do and See on First Friday Weekend
PRESS - MAY 2018
Denver Style Magazine
Featuring one of Balefire's necklaces by artist Yed Omi

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Denver Style Magazine
PRESS - MAY 10, 2018
Ten Things to Do for Mother's Day for Ten Types of Moms
Let Mom do her own shopping for a special, wearable gift this year, by taking her to the Mother's Day Trunk Show on Saturday, May 12. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., four female artisans will be at Balefire Goods, 7417 Grandview Avenue in Olde Town Arvada to showcase their unique jewelry. Artists include Nikki Nation, Kirsten Denbow, Studio Luna Verde and Adriane Panciera.

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Ten Things to Do for Mother's Day for Ten Types of Moms
PRESS - MAY 8, 2018
CBS 4 - Mother Daughter Date Ideas
On Saturday, May 12th, you can take your mom to Balefire Goods in Olde Town Arvada for a trunk show. You and Mom can sip mimosas and enjoy Honduran chocolate while mingling with artisans who have created beautiful jewelry and other gifts. This event will serve as a fun afternoon for the both of you as you search out a one-of-a-kind gift. While you’re in Olde Town Arvada, take Mom to lunch at one of the area’s many restaurants, and meander in and out of the shops on Grandview.

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CBS 4 - Mother Daughter Date Ideas
PRESS - MAY 2, 2018
The Business Case for Art, Small Shops, and Olde Town Arvada
The arts and cultural sectors contributed over $763.6 billion to the US economy and employed almost 5 million people in 2015. $13.7 billion of that was in Colorado, meaning that the arts made more money in Colorado than Transportation or Mining that year. Additionally, there are more people working in the arts in the US than there are lawyers. The arts are big business and are important to a thriving economy.

Not only do the arts contribute greatly to our economy in direct ways, but they also have a positive impact on other industries, such as making an area more attractive to tourists and spurring greater spending by tourists in the community, in addition to fostering further growth in the creative industries.

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The Business Case for Art, Small Shops, and Olde Town Arvada
PRESS - MAY 2, 2018
Denver's Ten Best Fashion Events for May
Balefire Goods in Arvada is hosting four Colorado jewelry artists — Nikki Nation Jewelry and Kristen Denbow Designs from Denver; Studio Luna Verde from Colorado Springs; and Adriane Panciera from Paonia — at a trunk show that's the perfect place to find a Mother's Day gift. In addition to meeting the designers, guests can enjoy complimentary mimosas and chocolate from the Honduras Chocolate Company.

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Denver's Ten Best Fashion Events for May
PRESS - MAY 2, 2018
303 Magazine - May Fashion Events
The Lowdown: Jewelry artists from all over our great state will be showing off their amazing work just in time for you to spoil your mama with a one-of-a-kind gift. So not only can you meet the artists, but you can live it up with free mimosas and chocolate from the Honduras Chocolate Company. For this reason, you don’t want to miss the artists including Nikki Nation Jewelry, Kirsten Denbow Designs, Ace of Studio Luna Verde and Adriane Panciera.

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303 Magazine - May Fashion Events
PRESS - APR 30, 2018
Cherry Creek Lifestyle Magazine: Store Feature
Introducing Balefire Goods, a new jewelry boutique concept, founded by Jamie Hollier, located in Olde Town Arvada. Balefire Goods was developed out of a need for expression. Balefire Goods offers handmade, artisan jewelry, rather than mass-produced pieces. Each piece at Balefire Goods is viewed a future heirloom, something that will passed down from generation to generation, standing the tests of time against fads and trends.

Offering a large assortment of designers, Balefire Goods focuses on those that are not represented or under represented in boutiques. Many designers featured at Balefire Goods are exclusive to the store statewide and some even nationwide.

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Cherry Creek Lifestyle Magazine: Store Feature
PRESS - MAY 1, 2018
Colorado & Company: Appearance by Jamie Hollier, Balefire Goods owner, on local television show
Come out to celebrate arts and culture in Arvada. Visit Olde Town Arvada on the First Friday of every month to browse art in various business locations. This Friday, everything on display will be the work of high school students. Go online to www.VisitArvada.org, or call 720.898.3380 for more

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Colorado and Company
PRESS - APR 24, 2018
Colorado Parent Magazine: May Shopping Events
It’s true there is nothing in the world like that macaroni necklace crafted by your child’s little fingers. But, for those times when macaroni doesn’t go with your ensemble, Jamie Hollier, the shop owner of Balefire Goods in Olde Town Arvada, curates a unique collection of artisan jewelry. In addition to supporting artists from around the globe, Balefire Goods also donates a portion of their sales each month to a different nonprofit organization. For May, five percent of sales will support Go Farm.

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Colorado Parent Magazine: May Shopping Events
PRESS - MARCH 27, 2018
Arvada Press: Amping Up the Arts in Olde Town Arvada
One of those merchants leading the charge is Jamie Hollier, owner of Balefire Goods. Hollier has hosted an artist in her artisan jewelry shop each month since opening her shop last November.

“I think one of the important things for a strong community is a strong arts community,” Hollier said. “Arvada is actually great. There are a ton of amazing artists that live right here or really close. “We’ve been excited to give those artists a venue and continue to bolster Arvada as a destination for art.”

For the April 6 art walk, participating locations include Vouna, The Cereal Box, Hunter Bay Coffee Roasters Arvada, Gallery 1874, Light Rail Gallery and Grand Lake Brewing.

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Arvada Press: Amping Up the Arts in Olde Town Arvada
PRESS - APR 25, 2018
Arvada Press: A mention by the Arvada Mayor in his State of the City address
Arvada Mayor Pro Tem John Marriott addressed a room full of the city’s business and community members the morning of April 20 at the Arvada Chamber of Commerce’s annual State of the City breakfast held at the Arvada Center for Arts and Humanities.

Here’s a look at the some highlights from the presentation.

In the last year
  • The Shoppes at Ralston Creek re-opened with new businesses.
  • In Olde Town, Hilton Garden Inn, The Cereal Box, Denver Beer Co., Smokin’ Fins and Balefire Goods opened.


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Arvada Press: A mention by the Arvada Mayor in his State of the City address
PRESS - FEB 8, 2018
CBS 4: Coverage about one of our nonprofit events
Balefire Goods will host Global Refuge from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at 7417 Grandview Avenue in Olde Town Arvada.

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CBS 4: Coverage about one of our nonprofit events
PRESS - MAR 7, 2018
Arvada Press: Five Questions with Jamie Hollier, owner of Balefire Goods
What is Balefire Goods?

We are a newish — we opened in November — store that carries artisan jewelry both from local artists and international artists. We also carry what I’m calling modern craft. I’m excited to continue to build up the arts community here in Arvada. I think it’s still burgeoning and it’s a really great. There are many wonderful artists already here and we want to continue to support that. So, we also do First Fridays and have featured artist.

I want people to know that Olde Town in becoming a real destination for art.

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Arvada Press: Five Questions with Jamie Hollier, owner of Balefire Goods