There is a fun shop in Astoria, Oregon called Luminari Arts where you never know what fun stuff you will find. When I spied these koi fish napkins I knew they would probably make a darling statement necklace! I am so happy how it turned out plus it was really easy to make using medium weight ArtEmboss.
Step One: Separate the layers of the napkin and attach the top layer of the napkin to a piece of regular printer paper (cardstock isn’t ideal). I rub glue stick on the paper and lay the koi fish napkin on top. Let dry completely.
Step Two: Cut out koi leaving some edge, use glue stick that is intended for metal and attach the koi image to medium weight ArtEmboss (or a piece of repurposed cookie tin.) Let dry completely.
Step Three: Cut the fish out and cover completely with Diamond Glaze (by Judikins) or other resin sealer. Let dry several hours until completely dry.
Step Four: Make a swirl design on the back of the ArtEmboss.
Step Five: Out of caution, I decided to support the back of the fish pendant with wire that I covered with more ArtEmboss. Better safe than sorry!
Step Six: Use a tiny hole punch to attach necklace chain. Didn’t it turn out cute? The next one I make I am going to cut up an old cookie tin instead of the Medium Weight ArtEmboss.
I listed this Koi Fish necklace in my Etsy Shop
It’s so fun to find unusal napkins and make OOAK pieces.