Fordite Sterling Silver Wire Wrap Pendant Necklace
Fordite, also known as Detroit agate or Motor Agate, is old automobile paint which has hardened sufficiently to be cut and polished. It was formed from the buildup of layers of enamel paint slag on tracks and skids on which cars were hand spray-painted (a now automated process), which have been baked numerous times. In recent times the material has been upcycled into eco-friendly jewelry.
I wrapped this beautiful cabochon as simply as possible with sterling silver 14mm wire using cold forming techniques to keep the highlight on the beautiful stone. The metal is hand-forged, shaped, filed and polished lovingly by hand. The pendant measures approximately 36x18mm (1 3/4” from top of bail) and comes complete with an 18'' Black Silicone Rubber 2mm Tubing Cord Necklace with Locking Clasp.
Every piece of jewelry is crafted with a very close attention to detail and is completely hand made. Each item will have its own character which is what makes them unique.
The photo in the listing is the item you will receive. This is a one of a kind item and the only one available.
Jewelry arrives in the gift box, ready for gift-giving.
Metal forging has been used for centuries in forms such as that of blacksmithing. However, when used in jewelry it creates a delicate and interesting piece of wearable art. It is a technique that creates simple yet artistic lines and makes the stone the highlight using the wire to enhance instead of overwhelm the natural beauty of natures minerals.
*Please be aware that stones do and will break if dropped so handle carefully.
Wearable art for your body and soul!