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Paua Abalone

Paua Abalone is a unique species of abalone found only in New Zealand’s environmentally pure coastal waters. The interior shell is extremely colorful and exhibits opalescent blues, rich greens, and luminous fiery flashes. Often used for jewelry, woodworkers and other craft artists are now using this exquisite material as inlay in their projects. Shop pieces, strips, and sheets below.

​Our Paua Abalone and Mother of Pearl Strips add a beautiful, gleaming seam of color to any inlay. Simply peel the sticky backing off the strip, lay it into a ring groove or other channel, add resin (CA glue, UV-cure resin), and voila! Easy Inlay made even easier. 

These strips fit perfectly into our BOLD-sized Ring Core Blanks, all woods and black Ceramic Bold.

Our Paua Abalone sheets let you add a pop of bold color to any inlay. Easy to cut to any shape, including laser cuts, you can simply peel the PSA sticky backing off the sheet, lay it into a channel, add resin (CA glue, UV-cure resin, epoxy), and voila! Easy Inlay made even easier. 


We can ship only to US-based addresses. For international shipping, please visit Makers Central or Wood Workers Workshop.


Note that these products are made from nature: there may be variations in color and minor impurities which add to the overall natural aesthetic.



Drilling, sawing, sanding or machining wood products can expose you to wood dust, a substance known to the State of California to cause cancer. Avoid inhaling wood dust or use a dust mask or other safeguards for personal protection. For more information go to

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