Fordite Coffin Pendant
One of a kind, handmade pendant in Sterling Silver with unique Fordite cabochon set in an open back bezel so the different patterns of color is visible on both sides. The Cabochon is beautifully cut in a petite coffin shape with swirls of pastel and primary colors that include blue, white, red, and tan. I’ve set it in a Gallery bezel and attached a simple rounded bail.
A piece of unique art jewelry, as well as a piece of history, Fordite is formed by the multiple layers of paint build up on the walls of the old Ford Motor Company factory ( or other similar auto factories). Often referred to as Detroit Agate, or Motor City Agate, only a finite amount of Fordite remains since automobiles are no longer painted in the manner that produced it. Decades of layers turn into interesting, psychedelic, colorful patterns when cut into cabochons. No two pieces are exactly alike, and this piece is incorporated into a one of a kind setting with hammered silver and granule detail on the outer frame.
The pendant hangs from a Sterling silver curb chain with lobster clasp. Polished finish. Perfect for the Halloween season or anytime really!
All photos taken outdoors in natural light in shaded conditions with no enhancements.
One of a kind.
Handmade in Central Pennsylvania.