Love from Skye’s ethos is to promote local and Scottish creativity by selling only Scottish made products, to offer high quality jewellery to suit all pockets and to offer a friendly welcome in a relaxed atmosphere, with a professional service.
Love from Skye is a boutique styled shop enjoyed by local shoppers and visitors alike.
We always wanted to be self employed & make a career for ourselves which would mean we could settle at home in Skye & Lochalsh, and we dreamed of creating our own creative space to sell our jewellery. Together we took the leap and set up Love from Skye in 2013 to showcase handcrafted jewellery and to offer jewellery repairs and bespoke work. Next door to our workshop is our shop, where our jewellery can be viewed alongside contemporary and traditional jewellery and gifts, made by other local and Scottish designers. The workshop can be seen through a viewing window in our entrance area. All of the jewellery on our website has been designed and handcrafted by us in our Isle of Skye workshop. (Our other collections are available to view in our shop.)
We had many years of experience in the jewellery industry before launching our own business – around 15 years each. Both of us worked for a jewellery business (who previously traded from the same building) for several years.
“My interest in jewellery began as a very young boy when I went into the original jewellers in Broadford to ask if I could hold a real piece of gold! I continued to go in on a weekly basis to see what the jeweller was creating which lead to being employed as a Saturday boy as soon as I was old enough! I began training ‘on the job’ before I even left school and have now been creating my own jewellery and undertaking repair and bespoke work for many years.”Paul
“I began working with jewellery at the age of just 14 when I got a Saturday job in the original jewellers in Broadford (which is where Paul and I first met as teenagers!) This went on to become full time employment on leaving school. During this time, I also studied with the National Association of Goldsmiths. I then took a break from working in the jewellery trade to study fashion design at Edinburgh College of Art but found myself back home and working with jewellery again after graduating.”Bryony
We will always be a small team, offering a really personal service, but in 2015, we began trying to offer year round employment to others – something we feel is so important to make our island thrive and to give, particularly young people, the option to stay here instead of being forced to move away for work and housing. We had grown the team to 6 of us alltogether before Covid-19 hit us all. Sadly, our team is much smaller once again but we hope to start building on offering more employment opportunities again soon.
Young local lady Molly is a hugely important member of our now very small team. Molly assists Paul in our workshop and looks after the shop for Bryony while she is at home with the ‘Love from Skye’ children. Molly keeps us both organised but also keeps us laughing all day long!
Love from Skye became a fully fledged family business when our wee girl joined the team in 2017 and we have just welcomed our son!
(Family photos by Andrea Brown Photography – find Andrea on social media).
(Image by our friend Sally Brady Photography. Find Sally’s photography on Facebook. The Community Gardens are looked after by the wonderful Broadford & Strath Community Company – please check them out on social media.)
Please feel welcome to contact us if you have any enquires about what we do or about our collection. We hope you enjoy looking at our website and we hope you may even be able to visit Skye and our shop!
Paul and Bryony Matthews