Looking for the perfect gift or treasure to keep for yourself?

NOTICE: My making times have now extended to 2-5 working days (from 1-3).

However this is detailed separately in each of my listings – so it will take me some time to update all of the listings!  

Hello and welcome to Curlicue NZ – eco-friendly handmade jewellery and accessories that make you feel sustainably elegant without breaking the bank.

My name is Suzie Horne, and I wear all the hats (owner/creator) for Curlicue NZ. All of my pieces feature sustainable materials like recycled Sterling Silver wires, freshwater pearls, Austrian crystals, and semi-precious stones.

I also incorporate unique materials like tumbled NZ greenstone and hand-polished Kauri Gum (Copal) to create one-of-a-kind pieces.

All jewellery (except for my ready-to-ship OOAK pieces) is handmade to order, so please allow 2-5 days for creation.

Bridal and custom orders are welcome – contact me directly for details.

Let Curlicue NZ be your go-to for eco-friendly luxury and thoughtful gift-giving!

Limited Edition Mother of Pearl Eco Silver Tear Drop earrings_hanging against flax
New Designs
Rose & Leaf Eco Sterling Silver Bangle
Bangles & Bracelets
Round Spiral and Pearl Ring Main image
Rings & Brooches
Customised Birthstone Peas in a Pod Necklace
Necklaces & Pendants
R3 Feather Eco Earrings hand cut from plastic milk bottles
Eco Earrings
OOAK Bracelet_Three triangular pieces of NZ greenstone and 2 freshwater pearls spiral wrapped in sustainable silver-bracelet
Unique ~ OOAK

Ethical Jewellery made here in NZ

All 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:  

Recycled Sterling Silver Chevron Geometric Necklace

Handmade artisan pieces are made with 100% recycled .925 Sterling Silver or .935 Argentium Silver (more tarnish-resistant) wire. This is now purchased from either Morris & Watsons or Regal, in New Zealand – keeping it NZ made!

Silver wires and sections of chain are the main recycled metal materials that are used in my metal jewellery designs, I now also have a collection of earrings (called R3) that are crafted from repurposed plastic milk bottles!

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.

Silver Fern Koru Spiral Inspirations

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.

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