Our Story

2018
October 12, 2018

A growing family business

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..

June 22, 2018

Even more jewellery!

Even more 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!

June 2, 2018

The New HQ for The Silver Grasshopper

The New HQ for The Silver Grasshopper

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.

June 2, 2018

New packaging

New packaging

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!

2015
September 19, 2015

Supporting Scottish designers and makers

Supporting Scottish designers and makers

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!

February 10, 2015

Big shop renovations

Big shop renovations

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..

2013
September 19, 2013

Home is where the heart is collection

Home is where the heart is collection

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…

April 1, 2013

The shop opening!

The shop opening!

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!

February 16, 2013

My little shed

My little shed

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!

2012
January 19, 2012

Where it all began

Where it all began

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..