Fordite Keychain/Pendant 07

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Fordite Keychain/Pendant, shown in pictures as the front and back sides. Key shown for size reference and is not included.Carry a piece of Automotive History in your pocket! This highly figured, Genuine Jeep/Chrysler Fordite Pendant, set in a 1.5″ (38mm) diameter vintage brass coin bezel and hung from a unique and rare, vintage Brass keyring…

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Fordite Keychain/Pendant, shown in pictures as the front and back sides. Key shown for size reference and is not included.

Carry a piece of Automotive History in your pocket! This highly figured, Genuine Jeep/Chrysler Fordite Pendant, set in a 1.5″ (38mm) diameter vintage brass coin bezel and hung from a unique and rare, vintage Brass keyring with a screw open knob. Each piece is worked by hand to bring out the best figure that the piece has to offer and is displayed on both sides of the Pendant. The Pendant can easily be removed from the keychain and added to any necklace or bag as an alternative option, using the provided split ring. Pendants also double as pocket art or a worry stone for those moments when you need something tactile to keep your mind focused.

WHAT IS FORDITE? Fordite is a generic name given to the bi-product of the Automotive Paint Industry. Overspray collects on the surfaces of the racks and drip pans used to support the car parts when being painted. This material is heat cured between every layer creating a solid workable material used in jewelry and other artforms. At some point, workers realized that the multi-color layered material could be made into jewelry and the material was smuggled out of the shops in workers lunch bags and pants pockets. The term “Fordite” was coined in a magazine article discussing the material as being hard like Granite, and the name stuck. commonly known as Motor-City-Agate, Detroit-Agate, and many other funny names based on the specific car manufacturer, such as, Jeep-ite, Corvette-ite, Ford-ite and even Sem-ite from the Semi Truck paint factories. As paint practices have changed over the years, the auto manufacturers have moved to more efficient practices like Electrostatic-Painting which reduced the need for so much overspray, thus minimizing production of this bi-product, making it a rare commodity. Fordite is still produced in smaller, certified paint facilities outsourced by the auto manufacturers, but all the old material has been hoarded in the Garages and shops of collectors, only to be rediscovered and released into the wild at estate sales and auctions. This material is literally a piece of Automotive History and is loved by many for its colorful and crazy patterns that come from drips and ripples in the paint from blasts of air that collect settled paint spray buildup on their surfaces.

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Weight0.4 lbs
Dimensions10 × 7 × 1.5 in

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