From the CRAFT Flickr pool, user truemirage writes:
“Fordite” is the rather tongue-in-cheek name given to this amazing multi-color material, which is really…..paint! Back when cars were sprayed rather than dipped, layers of paint would build up on the machinery. Some smart lapidarist decided to cut and polish a chunk as if it were a stone and thus was Fordite created. (A related variety called Dagenhamite comes from the auto factories in, you guessed it, Dagenham, England.)
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Just came across one of my cabs in a pendant setting whilst browsing.
The cab is one of my Dagenham fordite type 2 ovals.
It’s good to see it in a finished piece of jewellery.
I discovered and collected the material way back in the 1970’s whilst working in the paint department at the dagenham plant.I have been working this material for 30 years now.Since I started promoting fordite on the internet it has become rather popular and is now in demand.
You could say i am the father of fordite.LoL.At least of the british variety.
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