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Abalone Shell ~ A labor of love Part 3

Updated on June 30, 2017
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I love the beach and I have walk miles and miles collecting shells and stones. I love to create one of a kind pendants with my finds.

Smooth & Shiney

The tools I used to smooth out the edges is a medal file (which I stole from my Hubby). You need to keep the shell piece wet while filing. To bring out the colors and to make it have a smooth glossy shine I used wet or dry sandpaper. You can purchase it at any Auto part store.

Supplies

Here are some Pictures of the tools I use.

Med. size file
Med. size file
Med. Size file
Med. Size file
Fine File One side is flat and the other is round
Fine File One side is flat and the other is round
Fine File One side is flat and the other is round
Fine File One side is flat and the other is round
Sand paper to use last for smoothing and shine
Sand paper to use last for smoothing and shine

My finished pieces

When I am satisfied with the shape, the edges are smooth and it has air dried I then proceed to wipe each of the shells with a micro cloth. Now it is ready to be wired wrapped and become a one of a kind pendant.

Wire Wrapped Abalone Shell Fragments

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Wire Wrapped Abalone Shell Pendant # 1Wire Wrapped Abalone Shell Pendant # 2Wire Wrapped Abalone Shell Pendant # 3Wire Wrapped Abalone Shell Pendant # 4 FrontWire Wrapped Abalone Shell Pendant # 4 BackWire Wrapped Abalone Shell Pendant # 5 FrontWire Wrapped Abalone Shell Pendant # 5 Back
Wire Wrapped Abalone Shell Pendant # 1
Wire Wrapped Abalone Shell Pendant # 1
Wire Wrapped Abalone Shell Pendant # 2
Wire Wrapped Abalone Shell Pendant # 2
Wire Wrapped Abalone Shell Pendant # 3
Wire Wrapped Abalone Shell Pendant # 3
Wire Wrapped Abalone Shell Pendant # 4 Front
Wire Wrapped Abalone Shell Pendant # 4 Front
Wire Wrapped Abalone Shell Pendant # 4 Back
Wire Wrapped Abalone Shell Pendant # 4 Back
Wire Wrapped Abalone Shell Pendant # 5 Front
Wire Wrapped Abalone Shell Pendant # 5 Front
Wire Wrapped Abalone Shell Pendant # 5 Back
Wire Wrapped Abalone Shell Pendant # 5 Back

My Favorite Beach

A markerLaguna Beach, CA -
Laguna Beach, CA, USA
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