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Can you make inlay out of found shells and is there anything you need to do in order to cure or preserve them? Answered

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canucksgirl (author)2012-09-08

Like rickharris said, you don't have to do anything to preserve them, but if you want to protect them from damage, use a two part epoxy resin. There are many products available that you mix up and simply pour over the surface and it will create a very hard surface that is much easier to clean and protects the shells.

This is one that I've used. You can get it from most hardware stores and Michaels.

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rickharris (author)2012-09-07

Yes you can - They need no preservative as long as they are clean.

Many tropical shells are used in Jewellery - Abalone for example


Mother of pearl has long been used for inlay work.

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