Abalone Shell ~ A labor of love Part 3
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.
Here are some Pictures of the tools I use.
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 FragmentsClick thumbnail to view full-size
- wire wrapped pendants, shells, stone, sea glass, reclaimed
wire wrapped pendants, shells, stone, sea glass, reclaimed
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