Real paua abalone
One of my favorite things to make with clay is faux abalone - with the greens, blues, pinks and black. They are beautiful, iridescent, and natural. Mother of Pearl is also beautiful - irridescent white. Which is why these are often used in jewelry. These cabs are small - 10mm across (about 3/8") and 1.25mm thick. They look great as the number markers in our clock kits, or as jewelry embellishments, or as highlights on any project.