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Mother-of-Pearl Mandala

Mother-of-Pearl Mandala

Mother of pearl is also called “nacre,” it’s that lovely, satiny-looking stuff that is on the inside of some shells. I have seen it used a lot: to embellish jewelery, clocks, musical instruments—you name it, usually done as an elaborate inlay technique. I knew a luthier who

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Inside-a-Nautilus Mandala

Inside-a-Nautilus Mandala

One of the most beautiful natural forms to me is the interior of Nautilus Shell. A simple spiral has both movement and perfection of form, and is complex despite the its easily discernible geometry. It shows the growth of the animal that grew within it, turn by

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