This is the crown that Big Critter made. She also didn’t like a radially symmetrical design. She sketched what she was thinking of, and I helped her design it. For the shiny gold parts, she drew a design with hot glue, and then applied gold leaf directly to the cooled glue. It works very well. I made them use the opposite color of metal for those, however, because the shininess of the gold leaf makes the crown base look too dull.