UPDATE June 21st: Hello! You may have noticed that (almost) all of the products have gone missing. Not to worry, this is only temporary. I will be out of area until July 3rd, and will have things back to normal for ordering upon returning at that time. Any orders that have already been placed will be made and shipped out this week before I go on vacation (gloves, mask, and all). In the meantime, I will be available for questions, etc via the contact form as usual. Have a great couple of weeks until then, everybody :~) - Eric
Casein plastic (also known as galalith) is a very early form of plastic that, despite its own beauty and wonderful properties, has almost entirely fallen by the wayside in this day and age of petroleum based plastics. Formed by treating the ubiquitous milk protein casein with specific hardening agents, casein plastic has the good fortune of being able to imitate the look and (more importantly) the tone of real tortoiseshell to an uncanny degree.