When I was a little girl I would watch the songbirds that alighted on the birdfeeder deep in the woods of my Hudson Valley, NY home. I learned their names, counted them for the Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count, and even learned to identify individuals (birds look less alike than you’d think).
These pretty hand-painted songbird lockets from Tryst by Kerry are a reminder that our colorful feathered friends share our environment too.
Songbird populations are in decline due to loss of habitat (so support open-space initiatives in your community) and pollution (a culprit–bits of plastic that end up in their stomachs, so buy glass or use paper instead).
The lockets are made from repurposed vintage pieces, so no new destructive gold or silver mining went on to create them. Choose from a Cardinal, a Robin or a Blue Jay, or a silhouette of a flying swallow. The little lockets are so inexpensive you could easily buy two or three to wear together—your own little birdie menagerie.
[Originally written by Starre for Elle.com]