From Wednesday 1 September I will be able to send orders again. Take care! Trudy
My name is Trudy and I live in Wellington surrounded by trees, birds and my lovely chickens! My son is a keen mountain biker and he used to work in a local bike shop, so I have an endless supply of used inner tubes to upcycle into jewellery for you to wear and enjoy. It's an awesome use of something that usually ends up in the landfill.
The name 'Plumatic' is a combination of plumage and pneumatic - I'm creating feathers (plumage) out of old inner tubes (pneumatic tyres). The earrings are named after bike models, parts or trails and birds.
I handmake all of my hooks out of sterling silver and cut the tubes by hand into a variety of shapes, mostly feathers and some leaves, tear drops or other things.
Each item of jewellery is handmade by me.
In August 2020, I opened a gift store in Tawa, Wellington called SoulyNZ. Along with my business partner Kareen we wanted to create an environment to showcase the amazing talent of creators from around New Zealand, but focusing on local creators where we find them. Come and see us in store there at Shop 4, The Plaza, 210 Main Road, Tawa or visit us online at www.soulynz.co.nz . You will find a selection of my jewellery there along with more than 65 other talented creators!