Rhona joined The Silver Grasshopper! For the last 5 years I have been doing everything from jewellery making to fixing up my website, and everything in-between … it was time to share the workload! I now have much more time to focus on making my jewellery..
Our shiny new cabinet arrived and, with the help of a lot of people, it was taken over on the ferry and carefully moved into the shop. Now we have even more space for our silver jewellery!
After a lot of trial and error I finally have my beautiful cardboard packaging! I designed the cardboard insert myself as the packaging company I use had never done this before. ALL of our packaging is now 100% plastic free!
After 5 years in my tiny workshop – we are building a new one! With it’s own office and the workshop being a lot bigger than my current place, this will really improve the whole experience when I am making my jewellery.
Our jewellery is made here on Raasay and all of our beautiful gifts, including the amazing Skye candles, are designed and produced here in Scotland. I am so proud that I can say everything in my shop is made/designed by Scottish companies. So much talent out there!
In 2015 we take the huge, and scary, step of renovation the shop building! This is a very busy year for us and the jewellery is flying off the shelves..
The silver islands are born! Each one cut with a little hacksaw means that no two are ever the exact same.. I hear so many lovely stories from customers buying these pendants. From a mother giving her daughter a Scotland pendant to take with her as she heads off to…
After a hard work from many helpers, the shop is now open! We have a huge turn out from the locals and The Silver Grasshopper is in business!
My Dad’s garden shed which will become my workshop for the next 5 years. All of my jewellery has been created in this tiny space!
Where it all begins! After spending some time in Glasgow studying silversmithing and a few years in Sweden, I arrived home to the Isle of Raasay. I worked in the local hotel and built up a stock of tools and supplies..