Pikes Peak Emporium is the collection of of local artisan hand-crafted fashion jewelry, accessories, and home furnishings created by three sisters, all living in Colorado. Raised on a farm located on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in the far northeast corner of Montana, remote and secluded, the three sisters developed a great appreciation for hand crafting from their Mother.
Anne Anderson was drawn to those “little beads”. Out of respect for the Crow and Assiniboine and not being Native American, she does not copy their art, but takes inspiration. Anne, however, is a little Bohemian (quite literally). She and a sister went to see what Bohemia (now in the Czech Republic) was all about and where Czech glass beads are made in Jablonec…. It was quite the adventure (ask her if you get a chance) and her beadwork has never been the same!
Eclectic artisan, Carla Clausen, finds her inspiration in rescuing not quite perfect vintage treasures. From old mismatched, sometimes chipped, china and glass become yard art creations. Old fabric, embroidered doilies and vintage ribbons are the medium for cottage chic pillows, decorator linens and ribbon flower pins. Living on the family farm with two sisters and a brother, she loved the family garden except for pulling the weeds! Gardening is still a pleasure and spurred her interest in garden art including whimsical sun catchers, bird feeders, and china plate flower stakes.
Through her mother’s influence, Sharon Grow has always had an interest in sewing. Her mother loved to crochet, embroider, and sew, and she taught Sharon to love these skills from an early age. Sharon built on her skills through 4-H, High School, and sewing her own clothes. She enjoyed making clothes for her kids, uniforms, and prom dresses for her girls. In turn, she made a wedding dress for each daughter, each dress was unique, and a testament to the sewing skills Sharon had developed.
The sisters now call Colorado their home and enjoy getting together for family functions and to plan and attend the various craft shows across Colorado. Anne lives in Colorado Springs, Carla lives in Woodland Park, and Sharon lives in Broomfield, Colorado.