Rainbow Smiles Collection
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The Rainbow Smiles Collection

Be Uplifted
A few years ago, as part of an art exhibition at the Upstairs Art Gallery in Titirangi, I created a new collection along the theme of “Uplifting” - it was called the “Rainbow Smiles” collection.

The Rainbow Smiles collection comprises dangly earrings, a necklace, a bracelet and a brooch that all feature recycled Sterling Silver wire in the shape of a shallow u (or a smile 😊) with 9 different types of coloured semi-precious stones on each piece. For some reason, I never added the ...

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Wire Wrapped Christmas Jewellery including Brooch, Earrings and Necklace
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The Christmas Tree Collection

Many years ago...
When I first started making my Christmas Tree Earrings, they were made from one long length of gold plated copper wire (per earring), with a tiny white Mother of Pearl star attached.

Becoming Eco Friendly
However I later decided to no longer create these ‘gold’ ones, as my focus moved to sustainability and the use of 100% recycled Sterling Silver wires.  I also acquired some slightly larger Mother of Pearl stars - an ivory one, and a red one.

Now, my Christmas Tre...

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9 Reasons Why You Should Buy Eco Jewellery:

Firstly: What IS “Eco, Sustainable and Ethical” Jewellery?
“Sustainable and ethical jewelry means transparent and responsible sourcing practices and use of sustainable materials.”

~ sustainablejungle.com 

In my FAQ’s section, I talk about what “Eco-Friendly, Sustainable, Ethical and Eco Jewellery” actually is, and what sustainable practices Curlicue NZ follows.

In terms of metals - recycled Silver and Gold are considered to be a ‘sustainable material’. That is because they can be melte...

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Suzie Horne as Owner Creator of Curlicue NZ
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The story behind Curlicue NZ

The story behind Curlicue NZ

Hello and Welcome!
My name is Suzie Horne and I am the Owner, Creative Director, CEO and everything in-between for my small Handmade Accessories business: Curlicue NZ.  I thought I'd start off by introducing myself - and tell you the story of why I started Curlicue NZ.My "Why?"I made this video clip a little while ago explaining why I do what I do ~ the reasons behind starting my small handmade business. You can watch my WHY vid...

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