Here is my offering for the second day of the Art Challenge.
Some years ago I acquired a small package of abalone shell fragments. Today seemed like the right time to use them. 🙂
The word abalone actually refers to a large group of small to very large edible sea snails. Some wild forms are endangered but most abalone consumed today come from farmed sea snails.
These pieces are from the inner shell which is made of nacre (the same material that real pearls are made of). The nacre produces the amazingly iridescent colours which change depending on how the light hits them.Gorgeous!