About Curlicue NZ
Hello! I'm Suzie Horne ~ owner/ creator of Curlicue NZ
Hello! My name is Suzie Horne and I’m the creator/ owner of Curlicue NZ, based in beautiful Titirangi, West Auckland with my husband, daughter and 2 cats.
Looking good is one thing, but doing good is a value on which I’ve built my business. I like to think I’m helping and empowering YOU. Making you feel beautiful and confident at the same time as being eco-conscious and aware of the effects the jewellery industry can have on the environment.
I’m a lover of classic beauty and fine details and I proudly put my name against the pieces I handcraft with care. My jewellery makes more than just a fashion statement. It’s made with 100% recycled Sterling Silver and Copper and genuine cultured Freshwater Pearls, Swarovski Crystals, NZ Paua Shell, Greenstone, Kauri Gum and other semi-precious gemstones. I’ve now just launched two new collections, one of which is made up entirely of repurposed milk bottles and handmade Eco Sterling Silver hooks!
My background is in Ecology and Environmental Planning, which is what I did before becoming a full time mum in 2008 – in the midst of the last financial crisis. I was unable to go back to my job part time, and then I was very unwell for a few years, resulting in Chronic Pain Syndrome, which has forced a change to the way I live and work. Fortunately, I am now able to do something I love, from home, and take time out when needed.
Understandably, my inspirations come from love of the nature around us and I also try to look after that same environment in everything I do, including donating to charities – such as Forest & Bird – that I’m passionate about.
I love bringing gorgeous, every day pieces to you – whether it’s a gift between friends, someone you love or if you think “I deserve it!”
I look forward to helping you find the perfect gift or treasure to keep for yourself. 😁