Glass, wire, robin’s egg, twine, 1” diameter
The spring air smells different. When I leave the house at an unreasonably early hour to walk to the bus stop, the sound of birds helps me walk more quickly and the humid warm air makes me smile, remembering the frigid winter mornings and knowing that they’re over for at least a few months. This pendant celebrates spring, with a ring of bright spring green glass that reminds me of sunlight filtering through young leaves surrounding a wire nest that protects a piece of a real robin’s egg found on one of those morning walks to the bus. The egg has been coated to protect it, but it still shows some damage from falling out of its first nest. Now it’s ensconced, a symbol of spring’s arrival.