Was it discovered in an attic? Kicked up from the work of excavators? It appears at once modern and yet borne of another time. I created this sterling silver and enamel reliquary cuff bracelet based on a snapshot of an unidentified man that I found among family ephemera. I constructed an imaginary backstory wherein this photo was taken during a laststroll before the mysterious man departed for an unknown future.
Where Bluebirds Brood
Such happiness had I with you that
bluebirds brood and vie
to rest where once you whispered–
to nest among the shape where, a moment stayed your cheek–
to sing the air where scent of your hair fades–
and bathe in light that falls
where you cannot sleep.
– Teresa Kiplinger
Silver and Enamel Bracelet