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Doug Bernhardt
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mother of pearl

Post by Doug Bernhardt » Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:09 pm

It's been a while for me but has anyone had trouble ordering Mother of Pearl as of late? A friend of mine thats a luthier informed me there is none available anymore for "green" reasons I think he mentioned. I'd like to hear anything more about this

Andrew Lawrence
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Re: mother of pearl

Post by Andrew Lawrence » Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:48 am

Try Morning Calm - you can find it on Etsy and on Ebay. Pretty good quality

Alex Sheldon
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Re: mother of pearl

Post by Alex Sheldon » Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:50 pm

I've ordered from Morning Calm, and received well packaged and good quality shell.

Aqua Blue Maui sells abalone and seem to have a wide variety of abalone with veneers over them to get intense and vibrant colors. I'd be interested to hear if anyone has tried Aqua Blue Maui and see some examples of the veneers in use.

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Lee Littlewood
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Re: mother of pearl

Post by Lee Littlewood » Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:27 am

...and if you order, maybe ask them nicely if they are 'sustainable'. A lot of ocean resources are being used up; I don't know if collecting shells can be done slowly enough to leave the population stable AND make money. On the other hand, the beaches in New Zealand were just littered with lovely Paua shells, so those might be already dead when they are worked on.
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