Bird Jewelry Nelda

Tiny original paintings set in sterling silver, accented with semi precious stones. "The imagery I use in my paintings are rich in symbolism. Cultures worldwide use animal and plant forms as meaningful synbolic imagery conveying spiritual ideas. Here are some that I find particularly inspiring." Plum blossoms representing rebirth and renewal. Bamboo gracefully bending but unbreaking represents strength, grace and longevity. Crane known for the elegant courting dance is symbolic of romance and love. Koi fish symbolize strength, patience and courage (after Chinese legend of a fish who climbed waterfalls turned in a dragon). Willow bending with the wind is a symbol of feminine energy and loving kindness.