SineadBuckney

Sustainable Handmade Custom Silver and Gold Jewellery

Brisbane, Australia

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Announcement    Due to the delays with Australia Post I am currently unable to offer free postage for items under $100. For international orders under $100, items will now be shipped using DHL and postage cost is $15. If you spend over $100 I will refund shipping costs.

Please remember to account for any time if an item needs resizing or is made to order! (See each individual listing for details.)

I believe in buying less, but buying quality pieces you love and looking after what you have. Building a sustainable future with less impact on our planet.

My jewellery is designed to suit your lifestyle, be durable, comfortable and last for years. Jewellery is for expressing ourselves, telling our stories, and remembering special moments. I love to create meaningful future heirlooms.

I love the wonder of natural gemstones, the beautiful colours and magical beauty. I have a collection of beautiful gemstones I hand selected in my years living in Sri Lanka, which I use in my designs.

You can send me your own gems and gold to create a custom piece, giving new life to an unworn and sentimental item.

You can always return an item to be checked, cleaned, resized or even redesigned!

I only use precious materials as they can be endlessly recycled, are hypoallergenic and can easily be repaired.
I create easy to maintain pieces and provide information on caring for your items.

I am always happy to offer advice, get in touch to ask about what items best suit your lifestyle, tips about how to repairing items and the pros and cons of different designs.

Everything is designed and handmade by me in my workshop in Brisbane.

I have lots of one of a kind pieces and ready to ship items.

https://www.instagram.com/sineadbuckney

https;//www.sineadbuckney.com.au

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 2, 2021

Due to the delays with Australia Post I am currently unable to offer free postage for items under $100. For international orders under $100, items will now be shipped using DHL and postage cost is $15. If you spend over $100 I will refund shipping costs.

Please remember to account for any time if an item needs resizing or is made to order! (See each individual listing for details.)

I believe in buying less, but buying quality pieces you love and looking after what you have. Building a sustainable future with less impact on our planet.

My jewellery is designed to suit your lifestyle, be durable, comfortable and last for years. Jewellery is for expressing ourselves, telling our stories, and remembering special moments. I love to create meaningful future heirlooms.

I love the wonder of natural gemstones, the beautiful colours and magical beauty. I have a collection of beautiful gemstones I hand selected in my years living in Sri Lanka, which I use in my designs.

You can send me your own gems and gold to create a custom piece, giving new life to an unworn and sentimental item.

You can always return an item to be checked, cleaned, resized or even redesigned!

I only use precious materials as they can be endlessly recycled, are hypoallergenic and can easily be repaired.
I create easy to maintain pieces and provide information on caring for your items.

I am always happy to offer advice, get in touch to ask about what items best suit your lifestyle, tips about how to repairing items and the pros and cons of different designs.

Everything is designed and handmade by me in my workshop in Brisbane.

I have lots of one of a kind pieces and ready to ship items.

https://www.instagram.com/sineadbuckney

https;//www.sineadbuckney.com.au

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New in the shop, choose your own gemstone and I can custom make a unique Labradorite ring just for you.
New in the shop, Gold Lotus Diamond pendant. All the other birthstones coming soon!
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About SineadBuckney

Sales 305
On Etsy since 2008
Video summary: Me talking a little about my love of gemstones and some shots inside the studio where it's all handmade by me in Brisbane

Handmade unique Contemporary Jewellery - inspired by Sri Lanka!

I studied my jewellery design degree in my home town of Dundee, Scotland, setting up my business designing and making jewellery over 10 years ago. I studied Gemmology which ignited my passion for the beautiful unusual and natural gemstones I was able to collect on my travels.

My business gives me the freedom to follow my husband where his work takes us and be flexible with my work hours to be there for my two small boys. We have just moved to Brisbane from Sydney and lived in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka for several years. I have many loyal customers from Australia and all over the world!

My intricate linear designs show the influences of my Scottish upbringing and time living in Asia. My pieces appeal to the wandering soul, reminding them of fond travel memories.

I believe in buying less, but buying quality pieces you love and looking after what you have.
Repairing what we have and giving new life to unworn pieces is a passion of mine. Repairing and maintaining our possessions is a way of life we forget these days especially when it is often easier to replace an item. But what happens to the broken item?
I only use precious materials as they can be endlessly recycled, are hypoallergenic and can easily be repaired.
I create easy to maintain pieces and provide information on caring for your items.

My jewellery is designed to be durable, comfortable and last for years.

You can send me your own gems and gold to create a custom piece, giving new life to an unworn and sentimental item.
I am always happy to offer advice, get in touch to ask about what items best suit your lifestyle, tips about how to repair items and the pros and cons of different designs.

Everything is designed and made by me in my workshop in Brisbane.

My packaging is designed to be minimal, reusable and recyclable. I use tin boxes that can be kept for storage and handmade beautiful sari silk pouches to safely store the jewellery. In my workshop I use environmentally safe chemicals and reuse all scraps and off cuts of metal. I use recycled paper for my business cards and fliers, plastic free packaging for postage, and reuse packaging - I encourage you to continue the cycle - it is always better to reuse before recycling!

Shop members

  • Sinead Buckney

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    Originally from Scotland, moved to Australia not long after completing her degree in Jewellery and Metal design in 2005. Has been making and selling her jewellery designs since.

Production partners

  • Casting company

    Sydney, NSW

    Casting company that produces high quality replicas using recycled gold and silver.

  • Humris casting

    Colombo, Sri Lanka

    This company use my original handmade or 3d printed designs to make a mould which I can use to cast multiple pieces in metal such as silver. I used this company while still living in Sri Lanka, I will use an Australian based company when I need more.

  • Ponoko

    Wellington, New Zealand

    Laser cuts bamboo components from my design

  • PPD Etching compnany

    Scotland, United Kingdom

    Small local company that photo etch the silver designs I have designed.

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Last updated on Apr 19, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalised orders

I can change the chain, chain length, clasps to larger or magnetic. Please get in touch to ask about what you need. Rings can be resized on request also. All pieces can be made to order in solid gold, and with different gemstones.

Sizing details

The best way to accurately size your finger is to visit your local jeweller. Fingers can vary greatly with the temperature, the width of the ring etc. Or use a ring you have already and a ring size guide. I can send you a ring sizer for free if you cannot get it sized elsewhere.

Care instructions

All silver pieces have a soft brushed matt finish. This will gradually change over time depending on the wear of the item. Earrings and necklaces are more protected from knocks than rings. You can refinish the piece with a green scourer. Or you can return the piece to me to be refinished. Storing pieces in the supplied silk pouch will help protect against tarnish and scratches. For cleaning around gemstones, the best is to use a toothbrush and warm soapy water.

Wholesale availability

I welcome wholesale enquiries - please get in touch for a price list.

Sustainability and the Environment

Sustainability and minimising my impact on the environment is very important to me. I use recycled gold and silver whenever I can. I use minimal chemicals in my workshop. I avoid single use plastics, excessive packaging and chose recyclable and reusable items where possible. My jewellery is all designed to be durable, long lasting and made with precious metals that can worn and loved for years, and repaired easily.

Gold plating

Pieces with gold plating - when cared for, the plating can last for years. Avoid exposure to lotions, perfumes and chemicals. Best not to wear swimming in salt water or chlorine. For cleaning rub very gently with a polishing cloth or rinse in soapy water. Any vigorous rubbing or abrasive materials will wear the plating. Store in the provided pouch. All items are solid sterling silver underneath and plating can be re-done if desired.