Hi Brian! I know nothing about how to use mother-of-pearl. I
want to coat the outs ide of a small pearl-shaped perfume bottle
with mother-of-pearl so that the bottle looks like a giant pearl!
Is this possible?
Hmm. Pearl shell as you might expect is a hard immovable brittle
material. Coating a bottle just might be outside its sphere of
There is a veneer version of some common shells: paua, abalone,
black-lipped and golden-lipped mother of pearl.I have a brochure
here from ‘Shell laminate and tiles’ <www.paua.com>. The laminate
sheet is 0.5mm thin. But it still probably won’t wrap round a curved
I’d look into special paint effects.
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