DVH Corvette Fordite Pendant Necklace Recycled Vette Paint 35x24x5 (4108)
I hand cut this bead pendant out of genuine corvette fordite. Sterling silver bail with 5mm id hole that will fit most chains, chain not included. Ialso have fordite cabochons, pendants, earrings, and polished face specimens in my other listings. This fordite is contemporary accumulated paint overspray from the corvette factory in bowling green, kentucky. The corvette material is much harder to get than the other fordite rough i get and far more expensive and that ends up reflected in the price. I've been cutting varieties of fordite for over 40 years. Contrary to what had been believed for many years about the unavailability of new rough due to manufacturing changes, there is some contemporary fordite rough that is collected and made available to cutters in small quantities. I have a good stock of rough to work with. Compare myfordite with others for sale on the internet much of it is fake and either "handmade" by just pouring pretty colors of paint together that are clearly not automotive paint colors of any era, or they're just striped resin beads made in china and not real fordite.
I grew up in a rock club in michigan during the 1970's androckhounds who worked in the auto industry would collect chunks of dried, layered car paint from the paint sheds at least as early as the late 1960's but it was never collected in large quantities. Fordite is built up overspray that has been baked repeatedly making it relatively hard and solid. Fordite was by far the most common and popular name and today has come to be used for all built up industrial oversprays used in the jewelry trade.
Ethical dealers will accurately identify the variety and source of fordite if they know it. This item is made of fordite.