After an inspiring foundation course in Art and design, Helen studied 3-D design at Brighton University (UK) and graduated with a BA Hons' degree. In 2003, she moved to New Zealand and started designing and making her own jewellery; exhibiting in many shows, both solo and group.
“I love the making process and each individual piece of jewellery is handmade by me, using a traitional piercing saw, files and hand tools. Coming from overseas and having traveled extensively, I have found myself drawn to themes of Nationality; Journeys and the stories of the first travellers to NZ . In the words of Anna -Marie White, my pendants are “nostalgic scrapbooks of New Zealand History: A collection of symbols that tell us the stories of New Zealand's history and celebrate its nature.”
As with many NZ jewellers, Helen draws much inspiration from (New Zealand ) nature, which is evident in her work. Helen works and creates from her studio here in Nelson and we are very proud to show her beautiful work.
Stirling silver Harakeke earrings by Nelson jeweller Helen Turinsky. A depiction of the native and much loved NZ flower 70mm drop
Stirling silver Albatross earrings by Nelson jeweller Helen Turinsky. A depiction of the native and much loved NZ bird. 80mm drop
Stirling silver Tui earrings by Nelson jeweller Helen Turinsky. A depiction of the native and much loved Tui bird. 50mm drop
Red Pacific Flower Hoop Earrings Nelson jeweller Helen Turinsky. Stirling Silver