Christina Norlin - Jewelry Artist

I was raised in a suburb of Chicago and fled the Midwest at the tender age of 14. I found myself in the desert north of Tucson, Az. in boarding school to finish my last 2 years of high school. While on a camping trip in1975 in Oak Creek near Sedona, I hitch hiked up the switch backs to find Flagstaff. The second I saw the San Francisco Peaks and smelled my first scent of the Ponderosas, it was love!

I enrolled in NAU in 1976 to pursue a degree in Graphic Design. I have had a deep and lasting romance with desert landscapes ever since.

I created custom stained glass windows from 1999-2011. In 2011 I left the stained glass fabrication business to return to creating jewelry. Long before I worked in glass, I designed and fabricated jewelry and strung beads. My suburban Chicago high school had an exceptional art program with an outstanding jewelry department. Reintroducing myself to jewelry has been tugging my soul for years – and now I have returned to it.

Every piece I create is a new chance to search beyond where I was when I woke up that morning.My art is uniquely mine - my vision. I am open to creating from your vision and your emotions.

I love working with images that symbolize the spiritual power of nature, water, spiritual energy. My love of the Grand Canyon and the sacred San Francisco Peaks, our Western light, flora and fauna keep me filled with ideas and inspirations. As light flows through glass, I intend natural beauty to flow through my work. I have to be moved by something to make art – an image, an event, changes of light. I’m especially inspired by light passing through glass and gems.

I’ve been on the path of this creating a long time. As a child, I spent most my time drawing or creating something out of wood, paper, leather or beads.

Every piece I create is a new chance to learn something beyond where I was when I woke up that morning. My art is uniquely mine, my vision, my emotions, my design – all of it to share. My brush and canvas is glass, silver and gems. I love working with images that symbolize the spiritual power of nature. My love of the Grand Canyon and the sacred San Francisco Peaks, our Western light and the flora and fauna that exist in our home keep me filled with ideas and inspirations. As light flows through glass, I hope this natural beauty flows through my work.

Now, bold, elegant, and striking imagery influenced by the spirit of the earth infuses all of my work. Elemental forms emerge of deep ochre canyons, velvet wings, skyscapes, and travertine pools. I’ve been told my work is poetry in glass, silver and beads.


Christina Norlin - Raven’s Eye Creative Werks
I love to work with individuals to create custom work too. Contact Me: 928.699.6824