Fordite Heart Necklace
Handcrafted pendant with a heart shaped Jeep Fordite (vintage auto paint overspray) cabochon in electroformed copper. The setting is open backed so the unique back side of the cab can be seen(see last photo). The copper has been oxidized for a nearly black finish and sealed with a clear protective lacquer to help preserve the patina. The pendant is hung on a 16” gunmetal finish chain.
A note about patinas: Patinas are a surface treatment and are not permanent-with wear and friction the color will gradually lighten up over time to a warm coppery tone on the highlighted areas. Should you prefer to keep it black, the patina can be reapplied as needed with Liver of Sulfur or Gun Blue solution