Bear .925 Sterling Silver Earrings from Metal Arts Group and designed by Sue Coccia. Known as the protector of the animal kingdom, the Bear is the most powerful crest figure in Northwest Coast Native culture. Its strength and learned humility are gained through motherhood. Though independent and strong-willed, the Bear remains loyal to its family roots.
The earrings measure approximately 1 1/4 inches long (as measured from the top of the ear wires) by 1 inch wide (approximately 3.175 cm x 2.54 cm). Designed and made in the USA. Gift boxed.
Animal Spirits are images inspired by nature and a deep understanding of the connection with the spirit world, as represented by Sue Coccia who lives in Edmonds, Washington. She enjoys creating images with meanings drawn from her studies of the beliefs of indigenous people of the world. Animal totems represent a deep spirituality, and by beginning to understand animal's qualities and traits, we can learn from them. Sue's Grandmother's Grandmother was Native American, and that tiny bit of heritage has had a large influence on her art. Indigenous art and its relationship with the animal world has also influenced Sue's unique style. A deep love of all animals was instilled at a very young age.