I found my tiniest brush, the one that has three hairs in it. I found an archival pen that would write on the paint surface (and I had to use up a lot of workable fixative to make sure it didn't smudge) then I started drawing. Let me rephrase that: I started drawing really tiny patterns on a really tiny pig. Three cramped hands, a migraine and four days later, I had the pattern for my little pig all drawn out. By the way, pencils don't work well on the frosted glass surface, so I had to draw all of it freehand. Oh joy, oh happiness.
Then I started painting. For the next six days it was paint a little, set it aside to dry, paint a little more, set it aside to dry, repeat, repeat, repeat. By the time I finished painting in all the colors with my three haired brush, I was having nightmares about this little piggy.
Finally, I was at the stage where I could start outlining it all in gold. I did a little and was underwhelmed by how it looked. It needed more depth. I dug out a manga set and tried underlining everything in sepia. It smudged horribly, even after I used fixative. and it messed up the tips on my pens. I finally ended up outlining it all in gold paint, yes, again with the three hair brush, then going over the top of my outlines with a gold metallic pen in a slightly lighter shade. I think it looks as good as it's going to. After 60, yes, sixty hours of VERY painstaking work, it's finished. I'm kind of proud of it really. It looks like it might even resemble Faberge work. It's also going to be a one of a kind. You'd have to pay me a lot to make another one.