Fordite Jewelry Archive

Color and swirls and car paint, oh my!

This grouping represents a small body of work I designed and made between 2009 and 2012. I had a lot of fun with this collection. You can’t help but have fun when you add color, swirls, and an intriguing origin story.

A couple of years ago, I was going through an external hard drive I was prepping to retire when I found a folder full of my old work. I’d planned to destroy the drive as part of a data backup/transfer ritual I go through every few years. The ritual involves transferring files to a new device and physically crushing the old one (for the sake of security), assuming that hard drives will fail. The ritual results from a hard drive failure I experienced several years prior, where I lost more than half of my jewelry images and fine art photos.

I lost HOURS of photography work. I’m the type who takes tens to hundreds of pictures per subject that I’m working on, so it was particularly painful. I kept that hard drive in the freezer forever, hoping to recover the data, but to no avail.

Because I had accumulated so many files on my newer backup drive, I’d never really taken the time to sit down and see what was on it. I was pretty happy to discover that all of my Fordite photos weren’t lost. Looking through them, I thought – why keep these buried in some digital vault where no one can see them?

Below is a small sampling of some of my old Fordite designs. I will process and post more images as time allows, so check back often. Oh, and here’s what some past customers and clients have said about my work.

Although my work is no longer Fordite (or mineral)-centered, that doesn’t mean I won’t use a piece in my designs or make a piece from my personal stash available for custom work from time to time. Watch the blog for updates, or contact me to inquire if you see something you like.

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