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.
If you want unique, elegant and ethically handcrafted jewellery with classic lines and natural curves made from sustainable materials – you’re in the right place.
Dare to be different – with sustainable elegance and everyday luxury
Curlicue NZ produces handcrafted, sustainable luxury jewellery for eco-conscious adults and adorable kids. My pieces will enhance your natural beauty and can become a treasured keepsake.
Using human-made cultured freshwater pearls, Swarovski Crystals and natural pieces of NZ Greenstone & Kauri Gum, I will personally design and create pieces just for you. Apart from distinctive one-of-a-kind pieces that have already been created and are ready to ship, all other jewellery (earrings, rings, necklaces, bracelets and brooches) are handmade to order.
Bridal jewellery or matching sets and other types of custom jewellery orders are welcome and your full gift-giving solution awaits!
SO, if you are looking for:
- A beautiful gift for someone;
- A treasure to keep for yourself;
- A NZ-themed or kiwiana gift;
- A 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
- A Premium Gift giving solution including flax kete (woven bag), beautiful photographic card with personalised hand-written message inside, and all sent straight to the recipient…
…then let Curlicue NZ create the best solution for you!
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:
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.