I've always been fascinated by hedgerows. Often relics of ancient field boundaries, they are mini nature reserves full of interesting flora and fauna. Painting the flowers and insects that live there is a constant pleasure and I wanted to capture a tiny piece of this shady, flower studded world within a pendant. Many leaves are actually heart shaped, so it seemed a good choice for the frame.
I made some beads from polymer clay to accent the cord. I use Cernit brand clay as it's incredibly tough. Making my own clasp so that it resembles a twisty root added a nice finish.