When Kenyon Lomax of Prairie Sky Jewelry Co reached out to us to work with her, it only took a quick peek at her work to know we wanted this business relationship to work out! “How have the other bloggers not jumped on this?!” Alix asked me while we were flipping through her portfolio. We were astonished – her silver work hadn’t gone viral yet and extremely flattered that she wanted to work with us. After some corresponding back and forth, we got a glimpse into not only what Prairie Sky is all about, but the kind of person Kenyon is, as well and how that is reflected in her work.
Kenyon was on a fast track to law school when she had a realization that her passions lay in creating and keeping her wandering heart content…at least for the time being. She lives full time in a camper with her husband, as they are constantly traveling for his career. While on the road, she created her own jewelry company. Yes – you put those pieces together correctly; she smiths out of her camper. Kenyon has completed two silversmith apprenticeships, so you could say she knows what she’s doing. I thought I knew my turquoise, until I got a lesson from her about regions, histories, and a whole slew of material that went right over my head. I truly believe that one of the most sought after qualities in a silversmith, and any maker for that matter, is how knowledgeable they are surrounding their trade. And Kenyon is definitely that.
Silver and turquoise make up a large percentage of her art, but she also works with copper, and other various stones – including agate, opal, white buffalo turquoise, moonstone, and even vintage Navajo pottery! This woman is seriously talented. Did I mention she also does custom orders? Prairie Sky Jewelry Co can take your vision and turn it into a reality. Make sure you get your order in as soon as you can though; she tends to be about 20 orders deep at one time.
Kenyon has made a style of her own in the western silver jewelry industry. Her creative side flourishes when she is given free reign over her projects. Classic southwestern influences are seen throughout her work, all while staying true to her style and incorporating modern flares. She creates pieces ranging from statement to delicate and everything in between. Her jewelry is practical enough for everyday wear, but has the potential to dress up any outfit as you see fit. She can make anything from stackable cuffs, to hat pins, to custom cattle tag necklaces, to scarf slides, to any ring you could imagine, to statement earrings. Alix and I have a couple of Kenyon’s turquoise and sterling rings that we wear every day. The quality that you receive under such fair pricing is an absolute dream.
The Salt Lick Sisters are currently working with Prairie Sky Jewelry Co on more custom work to decorate ourselves in. In fact, I’m ordering my fiancé’s wedding band from Kenyon (seriously, y’all…I don’t think there’s a whole lot she can’t do). Stay tuned for more Prairie Sky x Salt Lick collaborations, but in the meantime, don’t just take my word for it – head over to www.prairieskyjewelryco.com and witness Kenyon’s work for yourself. Try not to be too upset with me for introducing you to your new jewelry addiction…