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mrleotehllama Fucking stoked on this Detroit Agate #paintlayers 1w

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choliosis I didn't know what "Detroit Agate", or Fordite was until now. It's layers of old enamel paint slag that got baked numerous times during the process of hand spray-painting cars. It becomes hard enough to cut and polish. This piece is exceptionally beautiful and caught my eye. I want one of my own! #beautiful #detroitagate #fordite #amazing #carpaint #automobilepaint #enamelpaint #baked #recycled #goodness #pieceofcarhistory 1w

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fingered_nail Nail Art Inspiration!! is Detroit Agate, aka Fordite. It is formed from the built up layers of enamel paint on old automobiles, which has hardened sufficiently to be cut and polished. [ via: wikipedia] How cool is that for some #nailartinspiration ? Thank you @empowernailart for commenting️, I had no idea what #detroitagate was... Can any of you #nailartist 's recreate this design on a nail? #nailart #car #enamel #beautiful 1w
  •   fingered_nail Here's some inspiration @malavenails 1w
  •   mthomasdfg That is true art! Love it! 1w
  •   malavenails Wow!!!! O_O 1w
  •   malavenails I wonder can water marbling create this or do you know of another way? This is too freaking cool @fingered_nail . 1w
  •   fingered_nail I think it's possible through water marbling. High pigmented paint maybe. @malavenails 1w
  •   empowernailart There was an award given (maybe by NAILS or NailPro) & it was Detroit Agate. Cult like following of nail artists due to it's paint formation (OG polish was supposedly car paint). I've never seen a tech recreate the look, would love too see that! 1w

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kelseymagnolia Have any of my gemmy/stoney friends ever heard of Fordite? Also known as Detroit Agate/Motor Agate, it was created in the 50's/60's when cars were hand sprayed with paint. The paint would build up on the tracks the cars were rolled on and baked hundreds of times before people realized how badass these paint buildups cut/tumbled! #Fordite #MotorAgate #DetroitAgate #iloveinstagram 2w

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shahlakarimi_jewelry #fordite aka #detroitagate - it is layer upon layer of car paint. Going to have stones cut from this piece. Check out the pinks - what decade do you think this is from?! #jewelryinprogress #upcycle 1mon

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Normal Ian Barney/ CosmicCreationsRVA
  •   naturalspectrum Is this natural? 2mon
  •   naturalspectrum It has to be man made right? 2mon
  •   adamfjgreen0 Still available? 2mon
  •   ianbarney1109 Yes still available 2mon
  •   ianbarney1109 Fordite 2mon
  •   kelseymagnolia Is this piece still available? If so, how much? 2w
  •   ianbarney1109 If u make an offer I may sell. But I don't come across this quality much. I have a wrap for sale with the exact same material but its a different shaped cab @kelseymagnolia I'll post it now 2w
  •   kelseymagnolia I definitely like this piece better than that wrap, but really no idea what you would go for. I don't have much and really can't spend more than like $25 currently. 2w

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wickysworld That's a big handful of old car paint jobs, like 60 years worth. #art #diy #pAintproject #jiffypop#leadpaint #awesome # paintjob 3mon

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rockstarsandroyalty My husband bought me this amazing #fordite cabochon for my birthday. I'm so excited to own a little piece of motoring history. Now I need to get it made into a pendant. 4mon

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This is called Detroit Agate or Fordite (Ford cars). It is found in large chunks in the old (mostly) Detroit factories where cars used to be mass produced. They would go down the factory line being sprayed with different colors of paint which would build up around the edges of the building in these colorful layers. Essentially, this is car paint - harvested from the buildings and cut into cool shaped for collectors and jewelry makers!

This piece was my Mothers Day present from my partner, which I finally made into a pendant with some black copper wire. :) More information about custom orders:
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Ready to ship creations:
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#colortherapy #chakrahealing #customorder #detroitagate #carpaint #cars #agate #inspiration #mothersday #upcyced #metaphysics #customjewelry #handmadejewelry #crystalnecklace #recycled #rockhound #happymedium4eco #customnecklace #jewelry #healthyliving #handcut #healing #crystaljewelry #inspiration #healingjewelry #wirewrapped #customcrystalnecklace #oneofakind #spirituality #fordite
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gruetznah Studied until I just couldn't take it anymore without my #wine. #winewednesday #fordite #etsy #detroitagate 4mon

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