Following lockdown, please check our website for up to date information regarding how we're operating.
Love from Skye is a jewellery gallery and workshop owned and run by Paul and Bryony Matthews showcasing both contemporary and traditional jewellery with an onsite jewellery workshop manufacturing an exclusive range, offering a commission service and jewellery and watch repairs service. Love from Skye also offers a selection of gifts and cards. All stock is sourced locally from the surrounding Skye and Lochalsh area or from elsewhere in Scotland and suits every pocket. Jewellery ranges from sterling silver at £12.50 to 18ct gold and diamonds at £1000.00. Our gift range starts at £4.99.
Feeling a wee bit overwhelmed by the amount of correspondence and paperwork I need to catch up on so I took 20 minutes and popped across the road with some jewellery I needed to photograph. The natural light beats the light box hands down and the sound of the water lapping on the stones instantly relaxes me.
Here's a wee video of the jewellery I was photographing across on the shore and the gorgeous, peacefulness. These pieces are special white gold versions of our Skye pendant, Cridhe (heart) pendant and our stag necklace which we usually make in silver. I'm going to be doing something special with these pieces very soon.......!
Last week was my birthday. We spend very little time away from our wee ones because that's how we do things but on that day, all I wanted was an hours peace and quiet with just Paul. So we made a cover story and grabbed a chippy & a bottle of prosecco and sat on the shore with our chips & fizz like a pair of neds 🤣 IT.WAS.PERFECT!
But that day was more than my birthday. It was to be an extremely difficult day for someone we love & admire. Someone who we will always consider to be part of 'Love from Skye'. This toast was for her & her soul mate ❤💔 Today is another tough day for that special woman.
I don't like when folk post bragging photos of gifts on social media....but....Look what Paul made for my birthday 🤣 I also told him I wouldn't post photos of it because he doesn't want me to make him create more of these 🤭🤣 He would love to but it wouldn't be practical to add this to our collection because of the making process, but I just can't resist sharing it with you. My Cuillin bangle 💙 Handmade for me, by my husband, for my birthday.
If you're making a special trip to see us 🚗 then it is always a good idea to check the 'opening hours' page on our site. We do occasionally close for lunch 🥪 if we're short staffed but we always update our website beforehand. (Apart from yesterday when I had a really sudden migraine come on just as I was heading into the shop to cover lunchtime so we're really sorry if anyone turned up when we had closed for an hour unplanned.
Tomorrow (Thursday) We do need to close for a few hours in the middle of the day so that we can attend a memorial service 😪
Please be assured that we will never just decide to close early or take a day off unless it's an emergency and if we do have some sort of emergency situation going on then we will always update our website (apart from yesterday when I couldn't actually see to do that! ✨️)
We also have useful info on that part of our website about planning ahead with certain things because it's not always possible for us to do 'on the spot' repairs or to discuss complex bespoke ideas on the spot.
A wee reminder that, since we were lucky to enjoy time together as a family during the lockdowns, we now do a half day on a Saturday so that we can get home to these 2 (or 3?!) early. This is a permanent arrangement. And we never open on Sundays. Not a day of rest for us...more a day of house renovations in our newly named "Pineapple Towers"! 🍍🤣
We would love to be open every day, and we probably should be, but we're also very aware that these days with our little ones will be gone before we know it. And we're also very aware that our house is probably falling down 🤣
This was us on our way to The Coffee Bothy along the road when we closed on Saturday for a cakey treat & a coffee...and maybe a beer & prosecco too 🤭🥂
Our website 👩💻
If you tried to use our website last night or this morning then you will have discovered a problem but that was fixed super quickly by the brilliant Jack who takes care of it for us at @westcoastmedia.
We were so pleased to have this fabulous young lady, Miya, join our wee team a couple of months ago as our Saturday assistant and it's been great having her working with me in our shop more over the summer holidays 😊 Here she was busy displaying a gorgeous variety of wee silver rings by local jeweller Lindsay Johnston Artist.
Have you heard about this lad's incredible fundraising achievement? If not then please do have a wee read of the original post and there is a link to his fundraising page there.
We were very pleased to have been asked by the Kyle Lifeboat crew to engrave one of our quaichs for them to present to Daniel after his "9 peaks" challenge.
Paul engraved graphics on the quaich as well as the date of Daniel's massive achievement.
Strangely our last shared post was about helping a couple choose their wedding rings when they arrived on Skye for their ceremony from the USA and about how we wouldn't recommend not planning ahead with rings, although being spontaneous perfectly suited that bride and groom.
And now I've seen these wedding photos pop up and I instantly recognised this bride and groom! Another couple I really enjoyed meeting in our shop just before they tied the knot. Not only because our 5 year old daughter talked about Janelle's hair for days!! Ryan came in looking for a wedding ring which was needed pretty much straight away and for some reason, Paul just happened to have an unfinished Celtic band on his bench which was the perfect fit and Ryan liked the knotwork design. Meant to be! We finished it off and it was collected later that day along with the perfect pearl necklace and earrings for the bride (made for us by one of our Scottish makers Fiona Luing Jewellery) to compliment the sentimental pearl bracelets she had taken with her 🤍
Janelle and Ryan, if you see this, we send our congratulations to you 🤍