This is an abstract painting in the making. After I took the picture of my sterling toggles all assembled and laying in wait for the Bead & Button show; I realized they were an abstract painting! A mixture of texture, light, form and composition that says loudly, " paint me! ". I think I just might have to!
A close up of a leaf toggle. I like this piece, the leaves impressed into its border, the heart resting lightly at the bottom. Strong but delicate all at once. I formed each slight dome by hand to allow the toggle to lay so gently against the body as leaves lay about the ground when they have wafted from the trees in wind and autumn.