This beautiful Fordite pendant has been wire wrapped in silver colored aluminum. It is approximately 1 inch by 1/2 an inch.
Fordite, also known as Motor Agate, is an automotive enamel material with an interesting history. The original layered automotive paint slag “rough” was made by the now extinct practice of hand spray-painting multiples of production cars in big automotive factories. As they sprayed the cars the paint would drop down onto the conveyer belt. The paint 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 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. As this layer built up it started to clog the machines. The workers chipped the paint off and realizing it’s beauty though to recycle it. Unfortunately they no longer spray the cars so the Fordite “mines” are limited! Still an awesome piece of automotive history.