Easy Inlay: Paua Abalone Inlay Supplies for Turners, Woodworkers, Luthiers, Jeweler, Professionals & Hobbyists


Regular price $24.95

Paua Abalone is a rare, 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. 

  • Opalescent blues, rich greens, and luminous colors
  • Adds colorful fire to pens; blade handles; wine stoppers; boxes; vessels; jewelry; and other inlay projects.
  • Large pieces range from 8 - 35 mm
  • Easy to use, apply with CA glue or epoxy
  • Comes in reusable jar for easy storage
  • Large, 2 ounces contain about a hundred pieces in various shapes
  • Medium, 2 ounces contain a few hundred pieces in various shapes

On the Mohs Hardness Scale, Paua Abalone has a hardness of 2.5 and is easily sanded using silicon carbine (carborundum) or aluminum oxide (corundum) sand paper, 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 Inlay imports New Zealand’s Paua under U.S. Fish & Wildlife Permit #A14662.