Nadine Zenobi, Jeweler

Nadine Zenobi, Jeweler, creates jewelry that expresses her gift of creativity and healing at her studio Sky Rivers Jewelry in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Nadine Zenobi

The gift of creativity is intricately connected to the gift of healing. As an artist and a healer, I must synthesize the expression of both in my work and in my life.

Through years of study and interest in the healing arts, I’ve come to appreciate and honor the ability of stones to heal the body, mind and spirit.

From the combination of specific stones and the overlay and appliqué of precious metals, emerges a unique creation. The stones speak to me of placement within geometric and organic forms. The combining of the metals, silver, white, pink and yellow gold enhance the beauty and energy of each piece.

The fabrication process enriches the uniqueness of the work, giving it a ‘hands on’ flavor from the concept to the final polish. The forms I use come directly from observation of the world around me, especially in the creation of a custom piece. I start by choosing the specific metal and then the stones to facilitate the healing process.

Often a shape or image will come into the picture. Whatever it is that my intuition directs me to do, a creative synthesis unfolds. A challenge for many artists in today’s world of ‘production-versus-art’ is to be true to the vision that defines an artist. As I create pieces, I keep this vision in mind to see it translated into my work.

I am always honored to create a unique, intimate, healing piece for an individual.