The Brand - 

Prairie Sky is built on one primary concept - heirloom quality. Every design, each individual piece, is meant to last more than one lifetime so it can be passed down for generations. We're passionate about family legacy and helping you build yours. Our pieces are so often chosen as gifts for the meaningful moments in life - we want those memories to last long after we're gone, so quality materials and integrity in design are absolutely paramount. 

'Heirloom' impacts all aspects of our work. We start with quality raw materials - sterling silver refined in the U.S. and stones directly from the source. We've worked hard to build relationships with our supply partners and are proud to consider many of our lapidaries our friends. We know their names. We know their dog's names. 

We understand that our business has direct and meaningful impact on the market and so, consciously choose to support small, American suppliers and lapidaries in all our material sourcing as much as possible. There's something that just feels right about buying turquoise directly from the mine owner. 

At Prairie Sky Jewelry Co, we pride ourselves on crafting gorgeous heirloom quality sterling silver jewelry at all price points. We believe in accessibility of art for all incomes, so we do our best to create beautiful pieces with prices ranging from the tens to the thousands without ever shirking quality or craftsmanship. We work closely with American lapidaries and mines to be sure we use the most beautiful, genuine American stones in our work. Any time we’re not using American stones it’s because they’re stones that aren’t found in the US - for example, we source our amethyst from Brazil, where it is mined and cut locally. We hold strong to our motto - “You’re a work of art - your jewelry should be too.”

 

The People - 

Kenyon is the founder and CEO of Prairie Sky Jewelry Co. Having begun the company as a source of stress relief in college (2011), Kenyon entered a silversmithing apprenticeship in spring of 2016 and began offering her original designs in sterling in May of that year. Initially the sole silversmith (and employee) in the business, Kenyon now trains each silversmith herself, continues to design each of our pieces, and manages all our marketing campaigns, while overseeing daily operations. 

A lover of books, spur-of-the-moment decisions, and rainy days, Kenyon can most often be found with tea in hand, working on some new idea for P Sky.

Describe yourself in three words -

Hardworking. Diligent. Passionate.

What inspires you?

The little things. The big things. All of it. The way the plants in my garden stand back up just hours after being battered by a late summer, Oklahoma storm. The way we put up Christmas decorations every year, knowing we'll be sad when we have to take it all down, but finding sparkle-eyed joy in it anyway. Dogs. Clouds. The way a tiny acorn really does turn into a giant-ass tree. I try to wake up inspired by the same things I found bewildering as a child. That's where you find the magic in life. 

What's your favorite way to spend a day off?

I like to wake up and have a hot cup of tea, take my mornings slow, then head outside to work on projects with Luke. Maybe sneak in a walk, scratch the pig's ears, dream up a wild idea for our homestead. I love to cook big meals on Sundays and spend my evenings in low light, in a food coma, watching a Discovery Channel show or reading a new book so I can get mad at the author for ending it differently than I would've liked. If I get the chance to see my dad and my family during that day, then it's been the perfect day. 

What's your favorite part of the work day?

I love holing up in my office with my airpods on, getting in my feels over whatever my current favorite album is (it's always Billie Eilish, though) and digging in to my work, then sneaking out in to the production space to see furrowed brows and what I know is an absolute cacophony of tiny saw blades cutting through silver. There's something so invigorating about seeing people I've trained, working diligently on pieces I've designed, for a business I built, and taking real pride in their craftsmanship. 

Where do you see yourself in five years?

Hopefully I'm doing what I'm doing now, but better. I'm so happy with where I'm at in life, I just want to squeeze every bit out of it that I can get. For maybe the first time in my life, I'm not living in the idea of the future - I'm fully immersed in the right now. I hope five years from now, I'm so pleasantly surprised and content with where life's taken me.

What's the best way to eat french fries?

Crispy as hell with season salt and homemade ranch. Keep your ketchup far, far away from me.  

 

Luke is our second-in-command at Prairie Sky, as well as husband to Kenyon. Having worked as a traveling welder for many years, Luke made the transition to silversmith in Spring of 2018 and hasn't looked back. You'll see his work in our statement pieces, the more ornate pieces in our collections, and many of our Five Tribes necklaces.

Always ready to argue that a cheeseburger has the same (or more) health value as a salad, Luke is an old-school kind of guy. Hard work, good dogs, and beautiful sunsets are his favorite things, with a little corrido thrown in for good measure. We count on Luke to keep each of us just outside our comfort zones, as he's always pushing us toward newer, bigger ideas and concepts in our work and personal lives. Having built his home himself, Luke's got his focus set on building out the rest of his homestead, and can be found working toward that goal every day 'off' he gets. 

We asked Luke a few questions about himself, and after two weeks of torment, here's what he had to say. 

Describe yourself in three words -

Stern, friendly, adorable. 

What inspires you?

Every morning is a fresh start, I love that.

What's your favorite way to spend a day off?

My motto is 'No Days Off.'

What's your favorite part of the work day?

Visiting with everyone while setting up my torch.

Where do you see yourself in five years?

Hopefully trashing my motto.

What's the best way to eat french fries?

I'd rather have another hamburger. 

Bean is an Osage, Delaware, and Cherokee Silversmith who received all his training on the job at P Sky - you've seen his work in our Bad Moons, Bad Hearts, Najas, and a significant amount of our beaded pieces. Bean is a mechanic by trade, but found his fine motor skills and attention to detail translated well to silversmithing, so now enjoys mechanic work as a hobby. He's always fixing up or talking about fixing up an old truck or car and will undoubtedly end up with a fleet of rebuilt classics by middle age. 

Quiet by nature, Bean is usually a voice of reason in the building, a counterbalance to the sometimes erratic energy in the studio. It's hard to write about Bean without mentioning his gentle nature, that every animal who meets him loves him, or his ability to laugh at everything. He's careful, diligent, and hyper-focused, unless he and Dallas are scheming against the rest of us, cackling over their benches. 

We asked Bean a few questions about himself - here are his answers. 

Describe yourself in three words -

Creative, kind, charming.

What inspires you?

The ability to express my thoughts into art.

What's your favorite way to spend a day off?

Working on my square body truck.

What's your favorite part of the work day?

When I walk into the store.

Where do you see yourself in five years? 

Working for P Sky, duh.

What's the best way to eat french fries?

By the handful.