Betsy Flores

Black Sheep

NJAL+

Location

los angeles / united states

University

the fashion institute of design and merchandising

Graduation year

2006

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ORIGINS | : ART IS THE LANGUAGE OF THE SOUL, IT CAN CHANGE THE WORLD. AFTER A DECADE OF DESIGNING APPAREL IN THE FASHION INDUSTRY, BETSY DECIDED TO TAKE A MORE SUSTAINABLE APPROACH TO HER ART, AND STARTED A JEWELRY LINE TO TRANSCEND THE POLLUTION THE INDUSTRY SHE HAD BEEN IN FOR SO LONG HAD CAUSED. THIS COLLECTION WAS CREATED TO HONOR NATURE, HEALING AND SELF EMPOWERMENT. EACH PIECE IS THOUGHTFULLY COMPOSED OF FORGOTTEN TREASURES. EACH IS A BRIDGE BETWEEN THE PAST AND OUR PRESENT MOMENT. CONSCIOUSLY CRAFTED, THESE RE-CYCLED & RE-IMAGINED OBJECTS ARE GIVEN NEW LIFE AND EMBELLISHED WITH A GENUINE STONE OR CRYSTAL. THESE REINCARNATED PIECES OF WEARABLE ENERGY ARE CRAFTED TO INFUSE TRANSFORMATION INTO YOUR LIFE.

CONSCIOUS CREATIONS | : WE BELIEVE IN CREATING WITHOUT CREATING WASTE, AND WE DO EVERYTHING IN OUR POWER TO DO SO. OUR VALUES ARE ROOTED IN TRANSPARENCY AND SUSTAINABILITY. THE GENUINE STONES AND CRYSTALS WE USE ARE CAREFULLY CURATED FROM LOCAL INDEPENDENT COLLECTORS IN LOS ANGELES OR ON SITE FROM SACRED MINES IN ABADIANIA, BRAZIL. OUR LOCALLY SOURCED METALS & CHAINS ARE ALWAYS UPCYCLED FROM FRAGMENTS OF VINTAGE FINDINGS, HAND- MILLED WITHOUT THE USE OF NON ENERGY EFFICIENT MACHINERY OR LARGE SCALE PRODUCTION. EACH PIECE IS HANDMADE BY THE DESIGNER IN HER LOS ANGELES STUDIO. WITH EACH COLLECTION, WE CREATE JEWELRY THAT TRANSCENDS GENDER SEPARATION, CONTINUALLY STRIVING TO EVOLVE SOCIAL MINDSETS AND BOUNDARIES. WE BELIEVE IN CONSCIOUS DESIGN, THROUGH IT DESIGNERS AND CONSUMERS HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO CHANGE THE WORLD.

CUSTOM WORK | : FOR AS LONG AS SHE CAN REMEMBER, BETSY HAS HAD A DEEP SENSE OF EMPATHY AND INTUITION. SHE DESIGNS THROUGH THAT SENSE. CUSTOM PIECES ARE CREATED BY HAND TO EMPOWER THE WEARER AND ENCOURAGE THE FLOW OF HEALING ENERGY WITHIN THEIR LIFE. CONSCIOUS CREATIONS ARE HANDCRAFTED SPECIFICALLY FOR THE WEARER, CONSIDERING ENERGY AND AESTHETIC. THE INSPIRATION AND PURPOSE COME DIRECTLY FROM EACH CLIENT, WHILE THE FINAL PIECE IS CREATED INTUITIVELY BY BETSY. GUIDED BY INTUITION AND YOUR STORY, THE DESIGNER WILL CREATE A PIECE WITH THE INTENTION TO HELP GUIDE YOUR ENERGY WHERE YOU NEED IT MOST. THIS IS A PRACTICE OF TRUST + CONNECTION, FOR BOTH THE DESIGNER AND THE WEARER. THE DESIGNER TRUSTS HER INTUITION AND OVER A DECADE OF DESIGN EXPERIENCE TO CREATE THE PERFECT PIECE; WHILE THE WEARER TRUSTS THE DESIGNER TO CREATE IT. THESE PIECES RANGE IN PRICE ACCORDING TO METAL COMPONENTS AND STONES CHOSEN. EACH RECYCLED JEWELRY ELEMENT AND STONE IS HAND SELECTED, CLEANSED AND CHARGED BEFORE IT IS USED WITHIN ITS NEW INCARNATION AS A CUSTOM PIECE.

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