"Handmade with abalone shell taken by divers from the ocean."
The sticker on the bottom of this pen holder describes this resin piece perfectly. What I didn't add was the antique store's comment that this was an antique object....more than likely it is from the 70's.
I love it! I am just back from a mini holiday with my family. We were in Florida and we always stay on a small island. The beach gave me lots of new ideas!
The shells just pop with colour under resin. I can clearly see how this was done. One layer of clear resin. Then the addition of the shells and then finally the base made with black resin. I showed this technique in my summer series: Clear Polyester Casting Resin.
I have a fountain pen that finally has a new home on my desk now!
This week I am going to show you some ideas I have for working with shells and leaves!