For the modern woman with ancient roots.
Hey, welcome to T.Skies!
These days, it’s too easy to feel
disconnected from the natural flow of
life. When everything is mass produced
and button-ready, we end up feeling
like a part of a big machine.
What does it look like to be grounded
again, and reconnect to our roots?
Out in the spacious desert, the culture of slow craft and the symbols of nature keep us interconnected
Matthew James, the T.Skies founder
You’re invited to join our desert family, wherever you are.
When it comes to the jewelry you wear, you have a choice.
The pieces you collect can care for your community and represent your soul.
We take a humanist approach - what is the true cost of this jewelry? Someone who puts their heart and heritage into this jewelry? Or sweat-shop labor and pieces that tarnish easily?
Your jewelry can ground and connect you instead…
through storied symbols and hand-crafted quality.
From me and my team to you, A’ho
Founder of T.Skies
Turquoise Skies began as a blog to educate consumers about turquoise and authentic Native American jewelry. Over time and after many interviews with local artists, we opened a physical space where local craftsmen and women could continue learning and practicing their cultural art forms. At first, we sold one-of-a-kind hand made pieces and made a safe place for artists to create and sell their wearable art. Over time we created our signature collections, giving local artists consistent income while they worked on their own pieces. Also 5% of the sales of these signature pieces help fund a 501(c)3 non profit that helps local artists and fight the abuse of misappropriation in our industry.
Though COVID made it challenging for many local artisans to continue working at our workshop, we still reserve our workbenches for local artists alone. Over time, Spanish, Mexican, and Indigenous cultures have joined our family, making a rich style for our jewelry and a beautiful community around the T.Skies workshop.
You can still find one-of-a-kind, handmade pieces from local jewelry artists on our Live Shows, or explore our Signature Collections, which are inspired by the blended cultures of the Southwest and handcrafted by our local artists.
When we can safely open invitations again, we’d love to have you for our Albuquerque potluck dinners… with local ethnic food, southwestern potluck dishes, and stories about discovering precious stones.
Meet the T.Skies Family
Symbols of the Southwest brought to life by you.
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