Take a shell and afix a blob of blue tac to the back.
Turn over and press shell down lightly on a hard working surface so that the blue tac holds it in place. Make sure the hole is at the top.
Now take a light colour, paint of a thick curved line like the picture. Use the paint thickly and quickly as you need to blend the colours when wet.
Now paint on another thick line, in a sort of bat wing shape with two inverted curved.
Now make a sort of peak next to that 'wing'. See picture.
And fill the entire shape in with the light colour. (Not pictured, sorry!)
Now take a medium colour and work this intop the top of the wings like so.
Now take a darker shade and just work it onto the very tips of the wings.
Work all three colours together till they are nicely graduated, go back to the lighter/medium colour if neccessary.
WAIT UNTIL FULLY DRY!!!! Now using black, paint on a slightly curved carrot shape for the body next to and just touching the wings.
Now with the black go all the way around the outside of the wings, bringing the bottem tip to a slight point. Remember to split the two wings. Doesn't matter too much if your outline is slightly wobbly as you'll work on this on the next step.
Now thicken up the outline so its smooth and gives good shape to the wings. Add 3/4 'veins' by just putting a thin line in the natural curves if the wings. Add thin lined antennae.
Cover with a gloss when dry.
When that has dried, add a jump ring and bail and 'wallah' its ready to be attached to any chain, cord or ribbon!!