At the Medieval market, I got a hand-turned wooden plate from a craftsman. I put some acrylic modeling paste around the edges. After that was dry, I painted a few colors, then accented in gold. It was dark outside by then, so...
|This is outside with flash - the gold reflects, but you don't get the full effect....|
|This is inside under lights, but with glare. Anyway, you can see the texture, which was the initial idea.|
If I like it in a couple days, then it will be a gift.