If you have visited us at Stowe Craft Gallery I am sure that you have noticed the vibrant display of Ananda Khalsa Jewelry with teeny tiny paintings in them. Ananda starts by creating an original painting using acrylic paints on watercolor paper. These are teeny tiny paintings and take great care and need for attention. After the painting is finished, Ananda sets the painting behind hand ground glass and backs them with 22k gold or sterling silver. Much of her jewelry is accented with semiprecious stones and/or high karat gold.
A deciduous tree whose leaves are shed and then reborn season after season, the Maple tree is a symbol of the endless cycle of life. Here in Vermont the Maple brings amazing colors in the fall- bringing flocks of people during ‘foliage season’.
Gracefully bending but unbreaking, bamboo represents strength, grace, and longevity. While bamboo is a beautiful plant, it is certainly not something you want in your yard if you don’t want it there. Bamboo can grow up to 10 cm in a single day!
This little bird is a universal symbol of happiness and the coming of spring. The bluebird paintings by Ananda Khalsa are one of our most popular.
This bright little bird symbolizes grace, nobility, vitality and happiness. His red feathers against the cloak of winter’s grey clouds represent warmth and vibrancy.
The elegant courting dance of the crane has made this graceful bird a symbol of love and romance. Many cranes also mate for life- making it a symbol of fidelity.
With it’s delicate and graceful wings reflecting light, the Dragonfly represents the light of a new day and joyfulness. The Dragonfly paintings by Ananda Khalsa are also a very popular design for Stowe Craft Gallery.
The lovely deep purple Iris represents grace, hope, and cherished friendship. The iris is the emblem of both France and Florence, Italy. The fleur-de-lis, one of the most well-known of all symbols, is derived from the shape of the iris flower.
According to a Chinese legend, a Koi was once turned into a dragon after fearlessly climbing a treacherous waterfall, making Koi fish a symbol of courage and strength.
Sprouting from the murky mud at the bottom of the pond, the lotus rises above the water to create its exquisite bloom. This makes it a symbol of purity and enlightenment in many eastern philosophies.
The magnolia symbolizes sweetness, femininity and perseverance. The blooms of the magnolia blossom represent the love and respect for nature.
According to ancient Chinese culture, the persimmon is considered a ”blessing plant”, and represents joy to its receiver.
The fragrant blossoms and tender green shoots of the plum emerging even before the winter shows have melted represents rebirth and renewal.
The vibrant red poppy flower represents imagination and magic. The poppy flower also reminds us of summer’s richness and warmth in the sun.
Ravens, with their sharp wit and naughty behavior, often are found collection and stealing shiny objects. The raven is a symbolism of knowledge and wisdom.
A deciduous tree whose leaves are shed and then reborn season after season, the maple tree is a symbol of the endless cycle of life. Here in Vermont the Maple brings amazing colors in the fall- bringing flocks of people during ‘foliage season’.
The violet, a beautiful little flower represents humility, graciousness, affection, and sweetness.
The weeping willow bends tenderly with the wind, it’s branches show the movement. The willow is symbolic of feminine energy and loving kindness.
Ananda Khalsa Jewelry often features paintings of flowers, animals, trees, and even fish. But what does each image symbolize? Ananda says that while each image may have their own meaning to her, she loves hearing how others interpret the image’s in her jewelry.Your comments are welcome.