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. Whether you’re looking for a gift between friends, someone you love or because you think ‘I deserve it!’
You’ve come to the right place.

My name is Suzie Horne, and I do “all the things” (owner/ designer/ creator/ photographer/ marketer/ admin etc) for Curlicue NZ.

All of my pieces feature sustainable materials like recycled Sterling Silver wires, cultured 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.

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
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
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, solar-powered home in Auckland, New Zealand.

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:  

2 way leaf lariat necklace in Eco Sterling Silver

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 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!

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 heirloom jewellery.