The Trustees asked Betsy to create a unique piece of jewelry exclusively for the Crane Estate. As a resident of Ipswich, Betsy was honored to be asked, and thrilled that there were no set guidelines! After touring the grounds extensively, she found herself inspired by a "fanlight" featured in the doorways of the Rotunda in the Mansion. A fanlight - also called a sunburst light - is a semi-circular window set over a doorway. Its unique architectural design stayed with Betsy and became the Castle Hill Sunburst Medallion.
Take a brief tour of the Crane Mansion at Castle Hill and learn more about Betsy's creative process: