Spitfire Designs Jewelry has been in business since I, Holly Thomas, moved to Swarthmore in 2004, so for fifteen years. I love what I do and I work from my home in Swarthmore. I make one of a kind pieces for a one-of-a kind person. I also do custom jewelry and repairs. Nothing is ever made more than one time. I use mostly Sterling Silver and Vermeil and real stones.
I originally went to school for fashion design and then switched over to journalism and advertising. After having been a journalist for a few years and living in New York and San Francisco, I moved to Swarthmore and realized how much I missed creating and designing. A friend invited me to a gem show and that was it. From the moment I walked in, I started designing in my head. I bought stones, metals and embellishments and went home and with no lesson, or classes I began creating. I am self taught. It was easy and very natural to me to make jewelry. And, so it began and it’s been one fun ride ever since!