Unique eco jewellery that's perfect for you!
Firstly, a big hello 👋 and welcome 😊 to Curlicue NZ – handcrafted eco jewellery and accessories. I’m Suzie Horne and I want to help you feel more elegant by wearing distinctive, yet affordable environmentally friendly jewellery, handmade for everyday wear or special occasions.
Dare to be different – with natural elegance and everyday luxury
Curlicue NZ produces handcrafted, sustainable luxury jewellery for the eco-conscious. Therefore, my pieces will enhance your natural beauty and can be treasured for an eternity.
Find eco friendly necklace, bracelet, earring and ring sets that you’ll love! I personally handcraft New Zealand designer Sterling Silver jewellery for women, men and kids. I can also create bridal jewellery or matching sets and other types of custom jewellery designs.
SO, if you are looking for:
- A beautiful gift for someone;
- A treasure to keep for yourself;
- A NZ-themed or kiwiana gift to send overseas;
- A distinctive, custom made piece or set;
- Matching sets for your bridesmaids or a group you belong to;
- An item to be repaired or replaced, or a jewellery heirloom rejuvenated into something new and more ‘your style’;
- Corporate Gifts – a different way to appreciate your members of staff or clients; or
- Distinctive jewellery for someone special in your life…
…then let Curlicue NZ create the best solution for you!
Ethical Jewellery made here in NZ
https://www.aemetal.com.au/Webstore/t-recycled.aspxAll Curlicue NZ pieces are personally designed, handcrafted and ethically made to order at my Titirangi home in Auckland, New Zealand.
Curlicue NZ is your new eco-conscious, sustainable jewellery brand!
You can find out more about what “Sustainable Jewellery” really is, and how I use it here. All Curlicue NZ pieces are made by my hands: from cutting, smoothing and carefully wrapping the wires (either around themselves or around semi-precious stones, shells, pearls or Swarovski Crystals); to hammering (to harden and keep its shape or texturise); and then finally sanding and polishing the piece.
Environmentally friendly jewellery:
Handmade artisan pieces are made with 100% recycled .925 Sterling Silver or .935 Argentium Silver (more tarnish-resistant) wire. This is currently purchased from a large metal recycling plant in Australia.
Right now; Silver (and occasional Copper and Brass) wires and sections of chain are the main recycled metal materials that are used in my metal jewellery designs.
However, I do also make some small findings such as hooks and jump rings from left over bits of wire – aiming for zero waste!
Additionally, I soon hope to add other recycled silver components including clasps and necklace chains.
I also up-cycle or re-use older jewellery components (such as beads or stones from family heirlooms and treasures) to recreate new environmentally friendly jewellery, that I like to call ‘sustainably elegant’ heirloom jewellery.
All of my inspiration comes from nature and the natural environment around us, especially here in New Zealand. You will notice I have a lot of pieces in blues and greens – which are calming colours (and also my favourite) but I can create a beautiful piece of jewellery using any colour you like.