Today’s design surrounds a creature near and dear to my heart. Those who know me well know that I seem to have an abundance of ladybugs around me; I’ve been gifted with a ladybug luggage tag, a ladybug cell phone charm, a miniature Fabergé ladybug box, even a ladybug sink strainer, and the list goes on! My friends and family show no signs of stopping this trend any time soon. The reason? In my native Portugal, a “Joaninha” (literally, little Joana) means ladybug.
I’ve never seen a ladybug brooch that I thought was truly elegant, so I’ve come up with the design above. Come back tomorrow to see the final color rendering and discover my choice of gemstones and metals.