Fordite Wire Wrap Pendant Necklace
Fordite Wire Wrapped Pendant - Fordite, also known as Motor Agate, is a unique automotive enamel material with an interesting history. The original layered automotive paint slag "rough" was made incidentally, years ago, by the now largely extinct practice of hand spray-painting multiples of production cars in big automotive factories. The paint over-spray in the painting bays gradually built up on the tracks and skids that the car frames were painted on. Over time, many colorful layers built up there.
These paint over-spray layers were hardened repeatedly in the ovens that the car bodies went into to cure the paint. Some of these deeper layers were even baked 100 times. Eventually, the paint build-up would become obstructing, or too thick and heavy, and had to be removed. As the story goes, some crafty workers with an eye for beauty realized that this unique byproduct was worth salvaging. It was super-cured, patterned like psychedelic agate, and could be cut and polished with relative eas.
This process is now obsolete and these Fordite cabs will become more and more rare as time goes on, so get yours now!
I've wrapped this one with Sterling silver to best accent the shape of the cab and I've added just a bit of wire weaving.
The overall size of the pendant is approximately 2-1/2" x 1”. Includes 18” sterling silver chain.
The Fordite Wire Wrapped Pendant would look great paired with these earrings.
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