Thank you! It was a case of going with the first design that comes to mind and I'd say worked rather well Really? I guess you're more partial to more muted colors? But yes, that really is a matter of taste, though I like how bold and strong it turned out.
okay I put up a mock-up, it is that same base that you saw before, about 1 and 1/8th problem is, I don't have anything else that is flat around the outside, but, I have access to a drill press now so I can make my own perfectly round base pieces and solder on a border from some bronze bar... anyway, just an idea, I'll make several others as soon as I find the right parts so you have something to choose from.