Easy Inlay Crushed Mother-of-Pearl Inlay Supplies for Woodworkers, Turners, Casters, Luthiers, Professionals and Hobbyists - Fine, 1 oz.


Regular price $19.95

Easy Inlay's mother of pearl is very rare; very colorful; and soft, not brittle. It's a versatile, natural mineral used to create many types of inlay. It can be used as is, or dyed to emulate a variety of luxurious gem stones such as sapphire blue, ruby red, jade green and more. You can also mix it into our other inlay materials to add a shimmering translucent chatoyance effect. These grains add iridescent, colorful shimmer to any inlay design; it comes from the inner layer of the shell of some oysters and abalones.

On the Mohs Hardness Scale, mother of pearl has a hardness of 2.5 and is easily sanded using silicon carbide (carborundum) or aluminum oxide (corundum) sandpaper, which has a hardness of 9.0. It is durable and provides an excellent surface to polish and/or finish.

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

  • Easy to work with, versatile, REAL MOP, not imitation or synthetic
  • Adds shimmery, colorful iridesence
  • Free "How To" video
  • Dyeing can emulate other gem stones like sapphire, emerald or ruby
  • Can be used dry with CA glue or wet with resins like Epoxy; easy to sand