I tend to be a person who has a lot of “visions”. Visions for the perfect scarf, the ideal sweatshirt, the essential bracelet stack to pull an outfit together…. I could go on. In 2001, I had a vision for a bright pink scarf to contrast my otherwise black New York City wardrobe. I set out to find this “perfect” piece, but after hours of helplessly searching for this accessory, I instead decided to enroll in a knitting class at the Fashion Institute of Technology so I could learn to make it myself. It was at that moment I realized how much excitement and personal satisfaction I get from creating something new and figuring out ways to execute my visions on my own.
Fast forward to today, when I first started ice dyeing, I was immediately consumed and energized by this art form - I loved seeing how the colors would split and how incredible the patterns were that emerged. The challenge, however, was no matter how hard I tried to recreate a specific design, no 2 pieces EVER looked the exact same. Any other year this would have driven me nuts, but this was 2020 and suddenly I found the process exhilarating and even therapeutic. I would get excited each morning as I headed to my workshop to unveil the new and unique patterns the melted ice had produced. Once I was able to let go of my overwhelming desire to control things, I was able to appreciate the individual beauty of each item where the results were often more stunning than I could have ever imagined.
The goal of Bluefire Designs is quite simple: to create genuinely unique, high quality pieces of wearable art that gives you the opportunity to showcase how truly one of a kind you are.
Each piece is created just for you, by hand with love from me.