Mother of Pearl

Mother of Pearl and Abalone shell have been used for many years in reverse glass gilding, for areas such as the decorative centers of letters, entire letter faces, and as for fill in backgrounds and decorative boarders. The desired shapes are cut from shell, then affixed into place. There are various techniques used for affixing shell to glass, many of these are based on personal preferences - some of the first techniques used involved embedding the cut shell into a thick bodied varnish, often mixed with a hardener.

Mother of Pearl

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