2.11.2013

Chinese New Year 2013: Year of the Water Snake

chinese zodiac new year water snake sterling charm
Year of the Snake, Beth Hemmila (Hint Jewelry): sterling silver snake charm

Happy Year of the Water Snake!

I'm a bit squeamish when it comes to meeting up with a live snake, but imagery of a serpent fascinates me. They appear so simple, graceful and all-powerful. Perhaps that's why many cultures adopted the ouroboros (image of a snake eating its tail) into their mythic language as a way to explain the constant cycle of birth, death, and rebirth. 

For Hint Jewelry's sterling silver snake charm I choose not to represent the circular nature of the snake, but an awakened and intelligent creature that seems to greet you face-to-face.

Whether you were born during the Year of the Snake and it is your Chinese Zodiac symbol or you are fascinated by reptiles, may you enjoy 2013, a year of discovery, transformation, and new wisdom.



chinese zodiac new year water snake sterling charm
Year of the Snake, Beth Hemmila (Hint Jewelry): sterling silver snake charm

2 comments:

  1. I don't really like snakes, but if I was to get an image of the animal that is my Chinese symbol, it would be yours. I just love your work. Thank you for the new year wishes of discovery, transformation and new wisdom. Wishing you the same. Peace and love, Linda T

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    1. You are so sweet! Thank you for letting me know how much you enjoy this snake charm. I look forward to hearing about your discoveries this year :) xoxo Beth

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