Have you seen our beautiful shell laminate? It works well as an inlay. These sheets are handmade in New Zealand. The abalone is hand sliced from the shell and carefully added to a mold piece by piece until it is full. Then the shells are laminated to perfection. See this video on using our double-stick tape to adhere the shell: http://tiny.cc/doubletape - the sheets can be located here: http://tiny.cc/shellsheet