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Before the car painting process was automated like it is now, automotive bodies were painted by hand on long production lines. The vehicles’ paint would drip off and dry on the equipment used to move the automotive bodies. This enamel paint would then get baked onto the rack and solidify. After this process is repeated hundreds or thousands of times, the deposits can grow to be several inches thick. Then enterprising employees chipped it off and made gemstones called Fordlite or Detroit Agate.
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Fordite - created from hundreds of layers of enamel paint overspray on car production lines in Detroit. Eventually encrusting the skids and breaking off, forming wildly patterned pieces. Detritus from a mid century technology, now defunct. Picture source: @josh_elrod πŸ“·
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Visiting my daughter @hollymlightly in #NYC who wore one of my #Fordite pieces today. #artjewelry #detroitagate

I can't stop playing with this stuff. #fordite #detroitagate #carpaint #necklace #jewlery

Eureka!! Finally found the paint chips @carljacobson sent me a while ago!! Now to come up with a brilliant project for it! #fordite #detroitagate #lostandfound #resincasting #funembeds

Some fordite rough I collected years ago. It's almost 8oz. It's a long piece but let's you see how the paint got layered up. This piece looks like it came off of a track.

#fordite #forditerough #motorcity #detroitagate #detroitagaterough

1960's Fordite aka Detroit Agate. I love the colors of these little pieces! #fordite #detroitagate #vintage

The other side of the #fordite pendant. Interesting story behind this stuff, also known as #detroitagate . Nowadays it's considered eco-friendly as it recycles factory wate. So do your bit for the environment and visit my Etsy shop #fordite #pendant #ecofriendly #ecofriendlyproducts #ecojewelry

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Just added to the shop! (Link in bio) #detroitagate #uniquecabochons #oneofakind #detroitagatecab #handmade
We cut, shape, and polish every piece ourselves!
#freeshipping when you use code SHIPOFFOOLS17 At checkout

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Wait until you see the back of this psychedelic pendant! 😍 {bit.ly/IMPsq}

Freshly finished Fordite and Lapis ring! #ForditeEnthusiast #fordite #detroitagate #motoragate #madebyme #acreativedc

Feeling dapper? πŸ•΄πŸΌ

Ever wanted to try your hand at Fordite? Now you can! πŸŽ‰ We just listed these wicked cabs in the shop for you to get creative with. ♠️ Check 'em out: bit.ly/IMPcabs

New on Etsy: Long fordite marquise cabochon 10.35ct. $56+ship. Link in bio

Just finished smashing out this Fordite & Turquoise ring. #madebyme #acreativedc #ForditeEnthusiast #fordite #detroitagate #trife

When you are trying to snap a sneak peek of the backside of a new Fordite ring, but you capture your badass Ronlewhorn inspirational print instead = ✨perfection✨
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This custom Fordite beauty is shipping out to a new collector and I'll be finishing up a couple more Fordite rings this week. Then I'll be taking a little hiatus from this fab material to focus on my natural gemstones and fossils that have been calling to me! (Don't fret @suzannekrowiak and @cynvandecar - I'm still on the hunt for your Fordite pieces ;) )
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Custom gemstone choker 😁
Includes "Detroit agate," sterling silver, jasper, labradorite, onyx.
#redcloverjewelry #handmade #gemstone #boho #supporthandmade #detroitagate #custom

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