Broken Coloured Abalone Pieces x 10

£2.00

Broken Coloured Abalone Pieces x 10

Broken Coloured Abalone Pieces x 10

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Broken Coloured Abalone Pieces x 10

Each piece is different in size, colour and shape.

Perfect for most craft projects or on display on their own (imagine them in a bowl with other shells to add that little bit of colour)

Would look lovely bunched together and made into a pendant.  I have even seen them used to decorate a photo frame or around the edge of a mirror.

Perfect for your own home or craft project and as a gift to someone else.

The Abalone

Also known as ear shells, sea ears or mutton shells

Abalone are marine snails

Their taxonomy puts them in the family Haliotidae which contains only one genus, Haliotis, which once contained six subgenera. These subgenera have become alternate representations of Haliotis. The number of species recognised worldwide ranges between 30 and 130

The shells of abalones have a low, open spiral structure, and are characterised by several open respiratory pores in a row near the shell’s outer edge. The thick inner layer of the shell is composed of nacre (mother-of-pearl), which in many species is highly iridescent, giving rise to a range of strong, changeable colours, which make the shells attractive as decorative objects, jewellery, and as a source of colourful mother-of-pearl.

The flesh of abalones is widely considered to be a desirable food, and is consumed raw or cooked by a variety of cultures.

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