I made this bear because I've always liked bears and what they represent, but I had a hard time finding one that was neither too cute nor too ferocious. They symbolize strength, compassion, courage and wisdom, but can also be very powerful when pushed too far. This is my second design iteration of the bear. My first attempt didn't capture the quiet strength of the bear. This design captures a good balance: looking friendly and open, and also showing the underlying strength of the bear.
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Discover the quiet strength and inspiring courage of the Celtic Bear. Award-winning jewelry designer Bob Heiney has created a unique design based on the legendary protective spirit and humble good nature of the bear, with the intricate finely wrought knotwork he's known for. The Celtic Bear is a guide for people on a journey of transformation & change.