Ninuku Arts Handmade Indigenous Bracelet


Every spring and summer Ninuku women forage and clean tatu gum-nuts, quandong, and other seeds from the bush, which are painted to create beautiful jewellery such as necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. Every piece is made by hand, by artists from Kalka, Pipalyatjara, and Irrunytju communities of the Tomkinson Ranges.

Each piece has a unique motif, no two are pieces are ever the same. Gumnut jewelry is a favourite at markets and festivals, a portion of their profits also help support our daily lunch program for all artists.

About one of the artists, Margaret Donegan 

Margaret Donegan was born in Alice Springs in 1971 to renowned artist Jimmy Donegan. As a very young girl she lived at the Adelaide Children’s Hospital, before moving to Amata where her father worked as a stockman. During the late 1970s and the “Homeland Movement”, her and her family moved to Pipalyatjara to be closer to traditional home lands. She attended the Spinifex School, a small school for the local Pipalyatjara children.

As an adult she soon moved to Blackstone, a remote community in Western Australia. It was in Blackstone where she began her career as a painter and arts worker. Both Margaret and her mother were involved in crafting the ‘Tjanpi Toyota’; a lifesize replica of a Toyota Landcruiser made from woven grass. The Tjanpi Toyota won the Telstra Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award in 2005.

Today Margaret lives with her family in Kalka where she continues to build her arts practice in painting, ‘punu’ (wood carving) and ‘tjanpi’ (grass weaving). Her crafts are inspired by ‘tjukurpa’ (tradiational stories), including those associated with ‘Minyma Kutjarra’, ‘Wati Ngintaka’ and ‘Kungkarrakalpa’. She is also a dedicated arts worker at Ninuku Arts Centre.

Please note: Bracelets are picked at random and no two are the same! If there is a specific colour combination you would like, please leave this in the NOTE section and we will try to match it. 

To learn more about Ninuku arts please go here 


Couriers and logistic companies are under the pump and still facing delays. We cannot guarantee delivery times or estimates. Please keep in mind that the shipping time frames shown at the checkout should be taken with a pinch of salt{bush} + another pinch of patience! Please check the Australia Post website for further delays on delivery time frames - but again, take it with a grain of salt{bush}. 

Why? It's a combination of the highest volume of packages ever being sent, staff having to isolate, covid cases shutting warehouses. 
The good news? We're absolutely still processing orders within normal time frames our end and we are always here to help with any issues or questions you may have.


We send via Australia Post eparcel. All parcels require a signature on collection.  Free standard shipping is offered for all Australian orders only over $99.  Under $99 there is a flat rate of $9 per parcel. We also offer a $16.95 Express Post option. We use Australia Post and Sendle as postage services. It is our discretion of which serve is used based on order value and suburb where the parcel is being sent to. Please note, at certain promotion times, including Express Post upgrade, free shipping may not apply. 

We will not cover the cost of postage for parcels sent back to us delivered in error due to the incorrect address given or not collected from your LPO in time. Please double check your address, including suburb and postcode. We are not responsible for packages that go astray due to wrong postal addresses given. A re-delivery fee will be charged. 


We ship worldwide.

Free Shipping Promotion over $99 does not apply for International orders.

0.0 - 500g    -   $23.00

500g - 2kg   -   $40.00

2kg - 3kg    -    $55.00

3kg - 5kg    -    $79.95

Although a large country, Australia is very far from the rest of the world and we have tried to keep our shipping costs down. We are not responsible for packages that go astray due to wrong postal addresses given. We cannot guarantee delivery within a set time frame due to various postal systems. Delivery time frames can vary from 10 days to 3 weeks, depending upon location. Please note that Kakadu Plum Co. is not responsible for any duties or taxes charged by your country of shipping. Deliveries may be subject to random custom checks. 

Click + Collect 

We now offer Click + Collect for local Melbourne customers. Orders are available for pick up at 17/95 White Street, Mordialloc, Vic 3195. 

If this is an option you would like to select, please leave a note stating Click + Collect and our team will be in touch via email when the order is ready for collection. 

Pre order

It's pretty exciting when we have new stuff on the way and products confirmed they are coming back in stock. We like to make sure you don't miss out on what you want! Pre order means you place the order now, for delivery in a little while. The product will say 'pre order' in the description + also the expected dispatch date. We update these regularly so you'll know when to expect it. Please note, that if you order a pre-order item and other items in the same order, everything is sent at the one time. If you are wanting certain products sent earlier than the pre-order item please make separate orders. 

Heat Policy For Chocolate

Kakadu Plum Co. does not cover or accept any responsibility for heat damage as a result from freight. We suggest you order and pay for Express Post shipping if ordering during conditions of 28c or higher. We take special care in packaging chocolate during hot conditions, but unless selected, we ship via Standard Parcel Post. 

other questions? 

Please don't be shy. Send us an email to and we will be here to help. 

Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
Donna Powell

Very happy with my braclet wear it often

Merrilyn Wasson
Ninku Arts bracelet a perfect Christmas gift

We gave our delightful niece a bracelet and beautiful silk scarf from the Kakadu Plum Co. Going by how much she enjoys wearing them, we thoroughly recommend the bracelet for all ages.

Patricia Farrell
Hand made indigenous bracelet

I love the painting on the seedpods well-made and light it is a unique piece of jewellery thank you

Terrence Spencer

Mens bracelets for Xmas

Dale Brien
Beautiful bracelets.

These bracelets are stunning, well made. I have ordered them for my eldest granddaughters for their birthdays, I know they will love them.

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