I won a beautiful sweet butterfly toggle from Mary Harding from the Beads of Clay Blog hop back in March I believe and I have been holding onto it until something came to mind that I wanted to complete. I thought originally that I would use some viking knit with the toggle and the heishi blue pearls and peanut seed beads but it just didn't look right so I added the copper chain and that felt better but something was still missing, so I added the little green pearls. I am hoping that I have done justice to this lovely toggle. I am thinking about entering it in the July, Love My Art Jewelry challenge but I am not sure if I will qualify, because I think the stipulation is for 75% handmade, we shall see.
I love butterflies and I have been thinking a lot about how their struggle to leave the chrysalis. I once read a story where someone assisted a butterfly to leave theire chrysalis and then they couldn't fly, they need the struggle in order to gain strength to fly. Much like life I would think, sometimes the challenges we face bring us that much closer to spreading our wings and flying.