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DVH Fordite Skimboard Bead Pendant Dog Tag Skim Surf Board 39x25x5mm (2232) - DVHdesigns

DVH Fordite Skimboard Bead Pendant Dog Tag Skim Surf Board 39x25x5mm (2232)

$ 34.98

I hand cut this one of a kind, freeform shaped focal bead out of "surfite" or "surf stone" from a skimboard manufacturer in Florida.  The material is the built up layers of gelcoat, a polyester resin, that results from skimboard manufacturing! I then cut and polish those chunks just like a stone. Measurements are shown in the listing title. It is side drilled with a 2mm hole. CHAIN NOT INCLUDED.  Check all my listings to see the different varieties of this resin build up as well as genuine fordite from a Ford factory!

I've been cutting varieties of fordite for over 40 years and I can generally tell whether or not the material is genuine automotive Fordite, another industrial overspray, or some kind of faked fordite. 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 still collected and made available to lapidaries. Compare my work with other Fordite for sale on the internet! Much of it is faked or simply stripey resin beads from China and not genuine industrial overspray. I stand by the authenticity of my fordite. I grew up in a rock club in Michigan during the 1970's and old timer rock hounds who worked in the auto industry would collect chunks of dried, layered car paint from the paint sheds to use as a synthetic gemstone at least as early as the late 1960's. The paint was built up overspray that had been baked repeatedly making it relatively hard and solid. It was sold at local rock and gem shows as "Fordite, Chryslerite, Buickite or Detroit Agate." Fordite was by far the most common and popular name and has come to be used for all industrial oversprays used in the jewelry trade.

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