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Forest Life Creations Fordite Earrings

Forest Life Creations Fordite Earrings

$60.00

Fordite, also known as Motor Agate, is a unique automotive enamel material with an interesting history. The original layered automotive paint slag “rough” was made incidentally, years ago, by the now extinct practice of hand spray-painting multiples of production cars in big automotive factories. 

The over-sprayed paint in the painting bays gradually built up on the tracks and skids that the car frames were painted on. Over time, many colorful layers built up there. These layers were hardened repeatedly in the ovens that the car bodies went into to cure the paint. Some of these deeper layers were even baked 100 times. 

Dean has carefully crafted one-of-a-kind earrings that capture the many striations of colors - how cool to wear some automotive history?!? They're a piece of artwork.