Abalone Cabochons – also known as Paua Cabochons
The pictures say it all really; Abalone cabochons are absolutely stunning. We sell these lovely shell cabs in five colours – natural, and four bright dyed tones.
These are cut from Abalone or Paua shells, a very popular material. Paua is the name given to this material in and around New Zealand. It is a different member of the same family, and looks very similar. It is incredibly popular with tourists and with the native Maori people.
Ideal for setting into rings, earrings, necklaces or pendants. Perhaps these shell pieces will be suitable for lower temperature polymer clays, too.
The larger pieces may suit the wire wrappers among you. However, please bear in mind that Abalone is a shell, and is therefore quite brittle – these cabs are quite thin, too.