For the yellow soaps, I mixed as much curls into the batter as I possibly could and then poured (or scooped and smushed rather) everything into the mold. Unfortunately the batter didn't get everywhere and there are some air pockets (I think I tried to jam too many curls into the batter)Can you describe how you got the shavings into the batter please?
The black soap with yellow curls were made by putting the curls upright into the mold and pouring very fluid batter around it.
The round black soaps were made with the leftover batter from the curly soap and I just added some uneven planing/bevelling bits (I learned from the first time that I shouldn't add too many) and poured into round molds.
I did plane all these soaps very heavily, because otherwise the confetti wouldn't be visible on the outside of the soap.