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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. Online tutorials are also available. 

Jo Male - Recycled homewares and Jewellery making tutorials & workshops


My name’s Jo.

I’m the person behind Nu4u. 

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

Each is a one off, unique piece made using a range of recycled materials I have cleaned, sorted and processed by hand. I particularly love working with synthetic man made marine debris and turning what is discarded trash into wearable treasures. By adding  a small shell or some marine fern to each piece, I also try to draw attention to the threat man man synthetics pose to our environment. 

With this in mind, Nu4u provides a shop where you can purchase a specific item which has an eco and conservation message hidden within it. 


Nu4u Creative is also focused on educating and raising awareness about the environmental impact man made synthetic waste has.

Our aim is to empower people, both at the creative and decision-making levels, so that each of us can make a difference.

Everything we make and do is therefore about caring for people and the planet, so we try our best to use materials that are sustainable or eco friendly.

In other words, we try to ” walk the talk”.


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!