This is a pendant I carved out of a chunk of seashell with a dremel. I love my dremel. ^_^
I started by tracing around the outside of the uncarved chunk of shell on a sheet of paper (several times) and then sketched a few different dragons inside the outlines. When I figured out one that seemed to work well, I cut it out of the paper and traced around the edge of that onto the shell. I used that outline to cut out the basic shape and from there I was just grinding away at the thing and hoping I didn't mess it up. It smelled like a dentist's office in the kitchen while I was doing this.
I plan to try this again and see if I can get some finer detail on the next one.