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 try to give a good idea of the piece that you are buying, so I always take two photos. The first photo is in natural light and the second photo is under LED lights. That way you have an example of what the piece looks like in multiple lighting situations. This is also why the two photos do not always match but it is always of the same piece of jewelry.