I found these colorful beetle napkins at a fun shop in Astoria, Oregon recently and could hardly wait to see if I could repurpose a piece of tin into a whimsical beetle pendant.
The first step was to separate the layers of the napkin and decoupage it to a piece of cookie tin. I like to decoupage with Diamond Glaze by Judikins. Since I am impatient, I use the hair dryer and the glaze is dry in under 3 minutes!
I got a roll of 16 gauge aluminum wire at Dollar Tree and used tape to hold the legs while I decided where they should go.
Next, I cut a piece of ArtEmboss and covered the back with E6000. After the glue dried, the legs were very sturdy.
Since I purchase jars of junk jewelry at Goodwill, I have many unmatched pretty beads! I like mixing it up. I used an old necklace chain and added my mismatched beads so the length would be 24″, a good length for a larger pendant.
I can hardly wait to find another package of fun napkins, it is fun to repurpose napkins into one of a kind objects!