There are a few products that need no embellishing to look beautiful. Fish leather is just such a product. On its own it is already unique and you can see gorgeous patterns. My turtle pendant showcases this.
To make my perfect turtle I used a metal die that you can find in paper arts stores. These dies are designed to cut paper but of course, they will cut fabric and even fish leather given the right pressure.
I don’t think I could have cut this shape with scissors.
The metal complex hole punching pliers made quick work of sorting our my jump ring attachments.
I cut a second turtle from felt to line the reverse of my pendant. This made the back very clean and finished.