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Abalone Shell ~ a Labor of Love Part 3

I love the beach and I have walked miles and miles collecting shells and stones. I love to create one-of-a-kind pendants with my finds.

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.

Supplies

Here are some Pictures of the tools I use.

Med. size file

Med. size file

Med. Size file

Med. Size file

Fine File One side is flat and the other is round

Fine File One side is flat and the other is round

Fine File One side is flat and the other is round

Fine File One side is flat and the other is round

Sand paper to use last for smoothing and shine

Sand paper to use last for smoothing and shine

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.

My Favorite Beach

© 2015 Shelli Godinho

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