Abalone Shells Broken Pieces
Looking for natural Abalone Shell for inlays, jewelry or craftwork? We are offering our Broken Abalone Shells at a discounted price. Each package will come with pieces from about 3 Abalone Shells. They may be mostly intact with chips broken off. Use them for smudging or break them into smaller pieces for crafts.
Our Abalone Shells come natural and untreated. You can see the iridescent mother-of-pearl on the inside of the shell. You can also see the rough spot where the snail attached to the shell. The shell comes with a line of small holes that allowed the snail to breathe. The outside of the shell appears rough and bumpy. These are natural products, so expect imperfections and variations in color and size.
Native Americans of the west coast have harvested Abalone for centuries. They consumed the meat and used the shells to make Beads, fishhooks and decorative items.
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