Learning, Upclycled, Recycled, Handmade & Natural

Nu4u is a hub where the love of learning, creativity, the planet, and especially people become infused. 

You can purchase a range of one-of-a-kind, handmade statement pieces created from recycled materials, including marine debris cleared from our beaches and waterways . 

On line tutorials and workshops are also available. 

Designed to share all our tips, tricks and knowledge, these set you up to create your own masterpieces, even if you don’t think you have a creative bone in your body. 

Jo Male - Recycled homewares and Jewellery making tutorials


My name is Jo.

I am the owner, educator and creative experience provider at Nu4u. 

All the pieces available for you to purchase have been hand made by me. 

I am passionate about sharing what I know and, with decades of experience as an educator, I can provide you with: 


Learning new skills, being in a community with like minded people, and expressing our inner creativity affects our moods, stress and happiness levels. With this in mind, we offer face to face workshops and on line tutorials.

Our exclusive pieces for sale are, above all, one of a kind, hand made creations. These also reflect a variety of industrial and urban styles including:

  • Shabby Chic
  • Tribal
  • Bohemian
  • Folk
  • Vintage*
  • Eclectic
  • Earthy
  • Edgy
  • Hippie and hipster, and
  • Wearable art

*  commonly applied to lamps

Common to all these styles is the belief  that each piece brings a message about caring for our planet. We ensure that the materials we use are  sustainable or eco friendly. This contributes to Nu4u promoting a positive environmental footprint and conscious consumerism. We actively combine this with showcasing our love of art, creativity and culture.



Some time ago I came across Jo’s on-line table lamp tutorial and decided to try it and tap into my creativity… which isn’t something I usually do.  After following her easy to follow and clear, step by step instructions, I put together my very first lamp and it looks totally amazing! I was very proud of my accomplishment and my hidden creative talents which were supported by Jo.  So, if you find yourself wanting to make one of these gorgeous lamps, I can honestly say, “Get this tutorial.  You won’t be disappointed.  ~ Renee Van Sebille,  Landsborough.

                       Renee’s Lamp

I was given a handmade one off necklace as a gift from a friend who had bought it from Nu4u and I absolutely love it.  When I found out that the whole piece had been made from natural materials including Wong Wonga vine, Blue Quondong seeds and pandanus twine no less, I was really bowled over.  Wow!  ~ Joeann McKay, Gladstone.

To learn more about my purpose, passion, and love of all things people and planet visit my
About page.

If you’re keen to discover and express your inner creator, or to experience your own Nu4u passion filled infusion, reach out via my Contact page. I look forward to hearing from you today!

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