Wow Daniel I didn’t expect such an inspiring response. Thank you very much for your offer to help, I will take you up on it.
Here are a few examples of what I would like to be able to do:
Ring 1 is a relatively free form organic shape cut all the way through a simple ring, it is not a repeating pattern
Ring 2 is a little more complex pattern, but it is mirrored
Ring 3 is a sort of randomly generated textured / raised surface.
I feel like if I could get Ring 1 down, I could extrapolate from there. I really see the potential of this app, but I keep running into hickups and get stuck, so thank you again for your help.