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Jewels of Nature. A Mandala Stone Treasury” is a stunning coffee table art book showcasing Elspeth McLean’s photographs of her mandala stones with the plants, animals, and landscapes that inspired their creation. Accompanied with stories, anecdotes and poems, the treasury features 81 mandala stone/nature collaborations within 7 chapters throughout 5 countries.

Whimsical and enchanting, absorbing and inspirational, this book is a record of Elspeth’s journey through nature along the path of the mandala stones. Rich in colour and abundant in content, this treasure is sure to spark many conversations across the globe and engage the whole family. An evolution four years in the making, self-published, and crowd-funded, this book is a realisation of Elspeth’s childhood dream of creating a book of her artwork.

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 Book Details

• 200 pages
• Hardcover
• Layflat binding
• Book dimensions- 9 x 9 x 1 inch
• Book weight- 1 kg
• Language- English
• Publication Date- November 2018
• Publisher- Happy Nest Press
• ISBN- 9781999492205
• FSC - certified paper using soy/vegetable ink
• Printed in USA in a carbon neutral facility that is 100% windpower facility




  • Being a lover of Elspeth’s work, I was so excited to get my copy of Jewels of Nature. The beautiful mandalas combined with the nature that inspired them, made these stones truly come to life. And I loved all of the stories, poems, and anecdotes. This is a book that I will treasure forever.
    — Fran T. Cincinnati, OH
  • It’s even more beautiful than I imagined.
    — Kathy Duscher
  • This book is so beautiful and amazing it is a visual feast for the eyes and a true gift. I thank you for sharing your journey with us. There are no words for me to describe the wonder I feel as I look at the photo of each stone in the place that inspired it.
    — Jean Weckhorst
  • “Jewels of Nature” is a spectacular book. The photos are exquisite of her mandala stone art. Every page you will “oooh” and “ahhh” thinking that one is your favourite… until you turn the page and see the next one. Each mandala stone has its own story, song or poem that is just delightful and will make your heart happy. The book itself is beautiful and made of high quality paper. The colors just pop out like you could actually touch the stones and flowers. What are you waiting for? Get one now!
    — Lesa Adkins
  • I have read the book from cover to cover and still go back and read it again. The smiles don’t stop.
    — Shawna Burkham
  • Thank you for all of the beauty in Jewels of Nature. I treasure this treasury of your are an inspiration and your book is more beautiful than imaginable.
    — Eileen Jacobson
  • Oh Elspeth, You really went all out with your beautiful book Jewels of Nature. Your Love and appreciation of nature, her creatures, her colors is so well reflected in your amazing painted stones. With each page turn I had to catch my breath, just stunning. Your keen eye with color, photography and “set up” is unrivaled. A “must have” book.
    — MJ in Michigan
  • I have read the book from cover to cover and still go back and read it again. The smiles don’t stop.
    —Shawna Burkham
  • I absolutely adore this precious work of art that Elspeth composed for all of us to enjoy. As you turn each page you are drawn into the beauty of the nature that inspired the creation of each piece, something so very special, to be appreciated for its beauty and emotional power. Thank you Elspeth, I will treasure your book for ever, so glad you followed your calling!
    —Alessandra M. Florida USA
  • Elspeth’s new book,"Jewels of Nature “ gives a lovely background for her work as it reflects her special love of nature and the inspiration for her art! If you are interested in the story behind the painted stones, this book is for you!
  • It is a joy to peruse at any time of day or night
    —Sandy Champagne
  • I have been a fan of your beautiful rocks for a long time. One day I might actually own one. However, the next best thing is your beautiful book. I love the rocks coupled with what inspired you to paint them. The photography is amazing. Of course since I am a retired biology teacher I might be slightly prejudiced with my love of nature. However, anyone would love this book. I highly recommend it. Thank you for creating this remarkable work!
    —Colleen Fiegel