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DVH PDX Freightliner Fordite Ornament Pendant Western Star 88x72x16mm (5434)

$ 57.99

II hand cut this heart pendant out of genuine Fordite. It MAY be too big for most people to wear as a necklace, in which case it is an ornament! ;) Diamond pattern on one side is from the metal safety grating at the factory that this paint built up on. Measurements in the title.  Large Sterling Silver bail with a 5mm ID hole will accommodate most chains.  Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. 


Rough material recently came from an old paint booth at Daimler Truck facility in Portland, Oregon where they have made both Freightliner and Western Star Trucks so I am unsure of exact models this came from.  I have fordite beads, pendants, earrings, and face polished specimens in my other listings.  I also work in material from Jeep, Ford Truck, Ford Focus, General Motors, Corvette, and surfboard finishing shops.  Here in this web store you can also purchase chains to wear the pendants with. 

I have over four decades experience crafting unique Fordite pieces. Contrary to the long-held belief that new Fordite rough is scarce due to shifts in manufacturing practices, there is indeed SOME contemporary rough available to lapidary enthusiasts like myself. My collection of this rough is sourced from a very few select, reputable, dealers who I know and trust, guaranteeing its authenticity and provenance. When considering Fordite, it's essential to distinguish genuine pieces from imitations flooding the market. Many claim to offer Fordite but often present nothing more than hastily blended paints or resin beads with no connection to authentic automotive history. I stand by the authenticity of my work.

My journey with Fordite dates back to the 1970s when I was actively involved in our local rock club in Michigan. Back then, dedicated rockhounds employed in the auto industry would salvage chunks of dried, layered car paint from factory painting booths, a practice dating back to the late 1960s. This overspray paint, subjected to repeated baking in curing ovens, gained remarkable hardness and solidity. It was affectionately known then by various names such as "Fordite, Chryslerite, Buickite, Detroit Agate," but over the years Fordite has become the most widely recognized and cherished term. Today, Fordite has evolved beyond its novelty origins to become a sought-after faux gemstone. Explore my collection and discover the rich history and unique beauty of genuine Fordite.

I welcome you to also discover the captivating metaphysical properties of Fordite - renowned for its creative essence and expression. Symbolizing transformation and resilience, this unique material embodies the beauty of turning challenges into artistry. Its vivid colors and patterns radiate joy, bringing a sense of happiness and optimism to your life. Embrace its eco-conscious message, reminding us of the importance of sustainability, mindful consumption, recycling, and UPcycling. Cherished by collectors and enthusiasts for decades, Fordite's connection to automotive history adds to its allure. In metaphysical beliefs, it's associated with new car energy, making it a perfect talisman for safe journeys and protection on the road. It inspires creativity and artistic expression and is associated with the energy of innovation and freedom of movement, as it embodies the history and craftsmanship of the automotive industry. Fordite reminds us that challenges and setbacks can lead to growth, beauty, and prosperity if that is where we set our intention.  As with any metaphysical properties, the effects and interpretations may vary among individuals based on personal resonance, beliefs, and experiences. Trust your own intuition and connection with fordite to understand its unique qualities and how it may support you on your personal spiritual journey. More will be revealed.  --DVHdesigns

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