Fordite in Sterling Silver Tension Wrapped Pendant
Total Weight: 21.82 carats
Size: 39 mm tall by 20 mm wide by 7 mm thick
Wire Metal: Sterling Silver
Up for sale is a beautiful Fordite piece artfully wrapped in a sterling silver tension forged wire wrap. Fordite, also known as Detroit Agate, is actually made of old automobile paint that 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. Lately the material has become very popular for use in eco-friendly jewelry. This piece has lovely swirls of sparkling silver, red, white, and blue that will go beautifully with any outfit. The brilliant colors are highlighted by the swirling waves of sterling silver which securely grasp the piece and really make it pop. Great for men or women this wrap would be perfect for your favorite car enthusiast.
My wire work is all done by me in a tension forging technique using a hammer and anvil. I have been using this technique for almost 17 years with great results. I call it tension forging because all that holds the piece securely in the wrap is the tension of the wire. It is a single piece of wire and there is no glue or solder added making it exceedingly organic while still remaining very secure.
Photos: I want to give you a very clear idea of what you are buying, this is why i take many photos of each piece. I try to use many different backgrounds and lighting scenarios so you know exactly how beautiful the piece is that you are buying.
Shipping: I provide FREE USPS shipping with tracking included within the USA. I also offer other shipping options to choose from at the time of checkout. For anyone outside of the USA, please contact me so we can discuss shipping options.