I've been stuck on abalone again--must be the warm weather. Actually I created several abalone and pearl pieces this past week. The pearl anklets and abalone rings are some of my favorite pieces. I also made a few coin pearl rings---they went as fast as I put them up for sale---I'll have to make a few more and take pictures this time!
These abalone rings are wrapped and coiled oxidized silver with highly iridescent abalone in the center. While I was making them I thought they looked like an "Abalone Abyss" --a chasm of illuminating color that never seems to end when you look into these shells!