I have been making ladybugs for over 17 years now because we started calling our grandchildren doodlebugs and using the ladybugs as their symbol. Now we have 6 doodlebugs. I have made many patterns but my simple standby in all sizes is from Ross Butler's inspiration. He was 17 at the time and taught me the "dead spider" split ring. I added complicated black dots because it is just in me to try to imitate nature. Anyway, long story long, I have gone back this week to adding black beads and a string to make them faster and to make them for the SC State Fair. These I can make quickly. The only problem is that they seem to fly away instead of going into the State Fair bucket!
Here is my finished product: