Meet the Model - Karissa J.

Karissa recently made the trip to Pawhuska from a neighboring small town to model some of our most popular designs, including our Tiny Turquoise Studs, Puebla Earrings, and our Cheyenne Stacking Ring Set.

An artist herself, Karissa creates incredible works with longhorn skulls and glass tile under company name Countrified Glitz. Karissa has been an absolute joy to work with and we are so thankful to have such a kind-hearted, creative young woman representing our work. 

We asked Karissa a few questions about herself to get to know the gal behind that beautiful likeness a little bit better.

Describe your perfect day -

The perfect day would definitely start with a good nights sleep and not waking up to an alarm. I love spending time with family and friends so definitely getting a chance to do that and then finish the day with some sushi and a movie!

How would you describe or categorize your style?

My style changes day by day, but for the most part it is pretty laid back. Whatever I’m wearing you’ll always catch me with a lot of jewelry. If I could, I would wear a ring on every finger lol my pieces mean a lot to me and I get to show my personality through them. 

What inspires you?

My biggest inspiration would be my mom. She left her job that she was at for over 20 years to pursue a completely new career that now makes her so much happier. I knew that no matter where I was, what I was doing, or how much money I made, happiness was always the top priority. Now I am lucky to say that I love my job and I don’t dread having to work. I wouldn’t trade  it for anything and I’m so glad she has been and will always be there for me!

What's your biggest goal right now?

My biggest goal is to inspire others. I want others to look at me and the steps I’ve taken to get where I am today and it inspires them to take that step to do something they’ve always wanted to do. If you can dream it, you can do it, and all it takes is a little inspiration and drive to lead others to happiness. 

What is your favorite P Sky piece right now? 

My favorite right now is any of the horny toad pieces.

Anything on your wish list?

Definitely eyeing a 36” rein chain.

If you could say anything to our readers, what would it be?

First thing I’d like to say is thank you so much for supporting Prairie Sky Jewelry Co. When you support a small business you are truly supporting a dream, you’re giving them reassurance that they have others out there that believe in them. Coming from a small town and seeing these pieces everywhere, all over the nation, is just unbelievable so thank you again for supporting this dream and don’t forget to shop small!

Our local model call & corresponding campaign are part of a stronger commitment we've made to be sure our jewelry is represented by our customers, our peers, and our community members. We are so thankful for the opportunity to get to know so many wonderful people through our work and find great joy in showcasing the real people wearing our pieces.

Be sure to follow us on Instagram to see more of Karissa and P Sky. 

Photography by Wild & Wanted Photography.