Published On: 08-16-2012 12:46pm
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By ShadowDogDesigns on 08/20/2012 @ 10:47amThank you, Nancy, for your wonderful comment! Mother Nature is so amazing in her colorful designs (: Peace and joy . . . Catherine
By ShadowDogDesigns on 08/20/2012 @ 10:45amAm so glad you stopped by, Mary, and that you learned a lot about these amazing creatures. I could have written LOTS more but had to stop somewhere (: Thanks! Peace and joy . . . Catherine
By ShadowDogDesigns on 08/20/2012 @ 10:44amMy pleasure, StoneNest! Thank you for stopping by and commenting! Peace and joy . . . Catherine
By Guest on 08/20/2012 @ 09:46amI have always loved the abalone shells for their wonderful colors. Your designs are wonderful, and thank you for the wonderful description of the abalone. Nancy
By PrettyGonzo on 08/20/2012 @ 09:31amI've always thought abalone shells were so beautiful. Fantastic article - I learned so much! Thanks for sharing all this great information - and such marvelous examples! :)
By StoneNest on 08/19/2012 @ 11:47amExceptionally well presented, Catherine. This was a joy to read. Thanks so much for including my necklace!
By ShadowDogDesigns on 08/17/2012 @ 01:56pmMy pleasure, SeaBreezeJewels. Am glad you enjoyed the post! Peace and joy . . . Catherine
By ShadowDogDesigns on 08/17/2012 @ 01:55pmThank you, Margaret, for stopping by and commenting! I read about the hemophilia(!) of abalones and was going to include that as some interesting information, along with the statistics for an abalone pearl developing. Somehow it did not make it into my post. Thinking I might have to go back in and add it. Definitely fascinating info - at least to a geek like me (: Thanks again! Peace and joy . . . Catherine
By ShadowDogDesigns on 08/17/2012 @ 01:52pmMy pleasure, Dawn! An glad you enjoyed learning some new things about abalone (: Thanks for your wonderful comment! Peace and joy . . . Catherine
By ShadowDogDesigns on 08/17/2012 @ 01:51pmThank you, LibertyOriginals, for stopping by and commenting! I agree about abalones - such humble looking creatures to be able to produce something so brilliantly gorgeous! Peace and joy . . . Catherine
By Seabreezejewels on 08/16/2012 @ 07:20pmWonderful blog! I loved learning about abalone, thank you so much!
By bohowirewrapped on 08/16/2012 @ 07:13pmWhat a fascinating blog, I learned a lot here. One more interesting note about abalone is that the entire genera has hemophilia as a genetic condition. Abalone do make pearls, just as oysters do, and when they make them they are incredible, but it cannot be forced upon them, it must happen naturally because they will bleed out and die very, very quickly. Abalone pearls are exquisite and exquisitely rare, too.
By JewelryArtByDawn on 08/16/2012 @ 06:36pmGreat blog post, Catherine! I, too, have always been amazed and mesmerized at the color and flash found in abalone. Enjoyed learning more about this wonderful material. Thank you for including my abalone pendant amongst the stunning items you featured!
By LibertyOriginals on 08/16/2012 @ 06:35pmThe abalone is truly an amazing creature. The colors, the swirls, the glow, of these Paua shell designs are just beautiful.