We recently moved to Cottonwood, AZ and this is my tribute. Thin layers of a mix of Kato Liquid Polymer Clay, Pearl Ex and Genesis heat set oil paints were applied to cured PREMO poly clay leaves. Each layer is set individually with a crafter's heat gun. Veins are individual tiny lengths of 24-26 gauge brass wire laid onto 1st liquid PC layer. 4 coats of glossy Varathane were applied with a slightly moistened makeup sponge. Ladybugs are made made from PC and painted with acrylics.
This shimmering and sunny necklace has been newly re-designed and is available for sale at my on-line shop MelodyODesigns at ArtFire. There will also be matching dangling pierced earrings available just as
soon as the special surgical steel earwires I ordered arrive, sometime
around July 2, 2012.