Easy Inlay makes inlay easy! All of our materials are easy to sand over wood or ceramic, which makes finishing a breeze. These products are made from the sea and the earth: variations in color or figure add to the natural aesthetic.
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Paua Abalone / Mother of Pearl
Pieces / Sheets / Strips / Shapes
Paua Abalone (Haliotis iris) is a unique species of abalone found only in New Zealand’s environmentally pure coastal waters. Ours is the highest grade: the interior shell is extremely colorful and exhibits opalescent blues, rich greens, and luminous fiery flashes. Some of our sheets, strips, and shapes are mother of pearl (Pinctada maxima or Haliotis discus hannai).
We have pieces that range in size from 5 to 15+mm for inlay, jewelry, and more. Our strips, sheets, and shapes come in beautiful colors, are super-thin, and have a peel-and-stick PSA backing--you can apply them and you're done. No need to finish over! (But you can if you want to.)
Our shell is farmed sustainably in New Zealand; export is not detrimental to the survival of the species in the wild. The US Fish & Wildlife Administration considers paua abalone a protected species; due to excessive export fees, we ship these products only within the United States.
Ten Colors, 2-3mm grains plus Krakatoa FINE
Our jewelry-grade cultured opals add a pop of color that catches the light and the eye; they contain the fire typically seen in rare opals and are optically and physically identical to those found in nature. Large brilliant facets fill larger voids. They're versatile and are easy to crush to fill smaller spaces, too.
Unlike natural opals, the color, luminosity, and brightness of these will not fade over time. They're contained in easy-to-store jars, too.
Grain size is 2-3 mm; Krakatoa FINE grains are 2 mm, light gray with red and green fire that compliments all of our other opal colors.
2 grams fill approximately 30-inches by 1/8" wide, by 1/4" deep.
Mother of Pearl
Crushed/ Strips / Sheets / Shapes
Our crushed mother of pearl is very rare; very colorful; and soft, not brittle. You can smush it very easily and use alone or mix it into our other inlay materials to add a shimmering translucent effect. These grains add iridescent, colorful shimmer to any inlay design.
1 ounce jar
Our strips, sheets, and shapes come are super-thin and have a peel-and-stick PSA backing--you can apply them and you're done. No need to finish over! (But you can if you want to.)
The US Fish & Wildlife Administration considers mother of pearl a protected species; due to excessive export fees, we ship these products only within the United States.
Flake / Leaf / Starter Kit / Application Kit
Add a luxurious glimmer to gilding, casting, or inlay accents for any woodworking, wood turning, or crafting project! Our metal flake and leaf products can be mixed with a variety of resins, glue size, or finishes. Tamise' gold is also known as Dutch metal
Metal flake and leaf are made of Gold (brass alloy), Copper (copper alloy), and Silver (aluminum alloy). Does not contain real gold or real silver.
Crystal Calcite is a versatile, natural mineral used to create many types of inlay. It can be used as is, or covered with dye to emulate a variety of luxurious gem stones such as sapphire blue, ruby red, jade green, and more. 3-ounce package.
Other materials can be mixed in to enhance its appearance as well, such as metal filings, mother-of-pearl or pearlescent pigments that add a shimmering translucent chatoyance effect.