When we spoke, she mentioned that she really liked my Leaf Dragon pieces, and could I possibly make something along those lines, with a couple of other details. I wanted do do something completely new as this piece was being made to order, and so I got my sketchbook out and started doodling! The main thing seemed to be to keep the piece as a dragon, so I decided to work on a new dragon shape, something different from the ones I currently make. Once I had that, I made the piece up using a different texture for its 'skin', and with the addition of a small green stone for the dragon's eye. I also added a green bead onto the chain with the dragon, to match the eye stone. This was the end result.
I was really pleased with this new dragon shape, and may make some more similar ones in the future, but sticking to my leaf-scale texture. The bead goes really well with the colour of the eye. Fortunately the recipient agreed, and was very pleased with her very own Green Dragon!