“Sacred Treasures”, is an artisan boutique jewelry studio owned and operated by Betsy Crow. Located in Cottonwood Center for the Arts in historic downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado, Betsy practices the ancient and adorning artistry of beads into jewelry. It is an art form that was born approximately forty thousand years ago and has shown up in almost every culture of the world. History has been evidenced by this perfect tiny sphere, the bead. Bead is derived from the Anglo Saxon “bidden” (to pray) and bede (prayer). This jewelry commands beauty, love, hope and the mirrored reflection of our loving Creator.
For Betsy, turning beads into jeweled treasures is an abundant, flourishing and sacred art custom. Each beautiful jewelry piece is fashioned to convey unity, pattern, color, craftsmanship, continuity and quality. It speaks of emotion through the colors of the stones. Whether it is a simple design or a complex one, each piece commits to the occasion. It is a continuous and portable piece of art that is both visual and tactile. The presenting circle of the necklace or bracelet is timeless and infinite. This kind of symbolism is honored in Betsy’s work. It speaks of completeness.
“One of the most endearing and grace filled things about jewelry is that not only is it full of expectant emotion for the receiver of the gift, but also for the giver” expresses Betsy. A specially chosen, timeless piece of jewelry is a gift that speaks from the heart. It may be a heart for self, friendship, family or the most delightful heart of true love. Jewelry treasures the exchange of inclusive love in human relationship.
This one of a kind carefully intentioned artisan designs encircle the body, inviting others to wonder who you are, what is your passion, where does your beauty come from and what do you believe. It speaks about your ancestry, your culture, religion. It knows of what you hold dear. It incorporates beauty that speaks of enduring abundance and generational completeness. The bond of the wearer and their jewelry is a personal one. The designs identify you... as the one who is gifted and loved. This jewelry honors its’ supportive yet transforming role of making you the treasure. You are the Creator’s treasure. This jewelry challenges you to be His sacred treasure.