Designer and metalsmith of SkyJune Designs
My name is Skyler, though most friends call me Sky.
I’ve been making jewelry ever since I can remember. I love the process of transforming a simple sheet of metal into something new and beautiful. I find my flow working long days at the bench where my material, be it silver or brass, provides direct feedback as I saw, file, and solder. I strive to make jewelry that is so comfortable that you will never want to take it off.
At age 10, I started my first jewelry business selling beaded necklaces from a street corner on a small island off the coast of Massachusetts. Through high school, I attended “metalsmithing club” every Wednesday afternoon and quickly developed a love for the craft while also working as an assistant bench jeweler in Portland, Maine. Around this time, a mentor planted the seed that learning these skills could change my life. She was right.
Fast forward to today -- after earning a BA in studio art, working for years as a teacher, and casually building up my ring inventory on Etsy -- I’ve decided to take a leap and turn my lifelong sidegig and passion into my full-time job. I aspire to not only make jewelry for others, but eventually create a space to teach and share in the craft of metalsmithing with a community of fellow artists.
I’m eager to share my passion for jewelry making and design on this site, and I invite you along on my journey as I navigate life as a full-time artist.