I was kind of picky about what I wanted though, because I wanted something I could wear every day (if I wanted). The typical horse hair memory bracelets are very delicate looking and I feared I would snag it on something and end up breaking it.
After a few weeks of research, I came across Enter At A's studio and after a few questions, I placed an order and sent a portion of Suzie's hair. I was nervous about it being lost in the mail, but since I had cut so much of it, I knew I had "back up" amounts should I need.
I needn't worry, as it arrived just fine.
A few weeks later, I anxiously began to check my mailbox and finally, I was able to see the bracelet for the very first time.
|The elegance of a buckle back is just so appealing to me.|
It makes it easy to put on as well, as most bracelets are
hook and eye set ups.
The pictures really do not do it justice - the hair is quite secure in the little slot in the leather and doesn't snag or catch on clothing. I chose a very conservative color scheme (brown/black), but Enter At A can do any color combination, which is pretty fun if your horse had a certain color associated with them.
The bracelet itself is a bit stiff (which is to be assumed with leather), but I imagine it'll break in eventually with more wear. It isn't super uncomfortable unless it rests on my wrist bones, but I just turn it off-center for the time being until it stretches more.
The bracelet means so much more to me than any other piece of hand jewelry I own - it holds an infinite amount of value. I find myself staring down at it and tracing the braiding from side to side, reminiscing about my time with Suzie and how fortunate I was to call her my own.
It's a nice nod to my red mare, and a beautiful honor to her memory.
|Trying to get photos of my wrist was awkward so I |
settled for a mirror selfie in the bathroom.
She will continue to be missed, but I feel more connected to her and find myself comforted by the bracelet and what it means to me.