Helen Noakes has come a long way from her upbringing in rural New Zealand. While working in London’s corporate world she found her passion of silver-smithing through courses at Kensington and Chelsea College. A chance discovery of a single set of scale models gave Helen the quandary of how to could make them into lasting keep-sakes.Helen began teaching herself resin techniques, aftre being given a book about resin. Her career switch became a certainty.
Miniature scale models quickly become the surprising focal point for Helen’s beautifully executed work, all of which is hand crafted from precious metals and resin. Helen brings an element of humour which is intriguingly tucked into each infinitely wearable piece, making a second look a must for every piece in her exciting collection. Helen incorporates everything from penguins to circus performers. Her work is featured in several books, and she now exhibits and sells her work worldwide.