Didn't even realize that it wasn't the real thing. Thanks for keeping a transparent background. I've used it to modify a tray icon associated with Skyrim. I'd link it but the system thinks it's spam if I do.
Yeah, that was also my plan. Was doing them for fun as pendant designs. May still work on it, would be good practice for me I think. But ran into an issue I couldn't quite resolve. I don't use a standard poly modeling program since I focus on jewelry design and it didn't like doing what I wanted it to do. Might have an easy way to deal with it now though, so may pick it up again.
Yeah, that's why I wouldn't actually make the pendants. If I just wanted to make it for myself, no problem, but I really don't want to spend the money having the model made.
As far as Blender goes, I've tried to use it, but I have a lot of trouble with the controls and UI. Possibly considering Silo or something. Very clean and simple from the looks of it, and it's something like $200, so it's not going to break the bank. But I have to see how easy it is to do retoplogy in it. They've got some drawing thing that does it for you and supposedly can use just about any tool for it with snapping, but I have yet to see anything more than a demonstration of it and I need a tutorial before my trial period runs out to see if it's worth getting.