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Posted 2 years ago


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I love this huge Cherry Bakelite necklace. I was SUPER excited when I got it and there was no question in my mind that it was to be one of my favorites. Sadly due to it's age the string broke and now it has to be restrung, which to me is really a major a bummer. I almost rather keep it as is than restring it.

Your thoughts?


  1. Newtimes Newtimes, 2 years ago
    Why not restring it yourself? It isn't hard at all
  2. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 2 years ago
    Newtimes... I supposed I could... I just like things in their original form. :)

    Newtimes, Gargoylecollector and Vet. thank you for the loves.
  3. Agram.m Agram.m, 2 years ago
    Very loved and popular for collectors this necklace I like the color!
  4. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 2 years ago
    Thanks Sean and Phil
  5. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 2 years ago
    Thanks Thomas.
  6. Newtimes Newtimes, 2 years ago
    All bakelite necklaces were originally strung on cotton wire. After 70 or + years all cotton wire just crumbled away. So every bakelite necklace that is around has been restrung at some point. If not it falls apart the moment you touch it. I have had that happen to me several times.
    No big deal, the value stays the same if you restring.
  7. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 2 years ago
    Awesome... Thanks for that. I makes me feel better :)
  8. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 2 years ago
    Thanks ozmarty
  9. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 2 years ago
    Thanks Val.
  10. valentino97 valentino97, 2 years ago
    Yes - buy a good beading thread at a bead store. I wouldn't use vintage thread - obvious that it could be dry and disintegrate easily. Is it 16" or 18" or longer? I could do this for you.
  11. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 2 years ago
    Val... You are so sweet to offer to fix it. I think I will be able to do it. I have done a little jewelry work too. :)
  12. Stillwater Stillwater, 2 years ago
    Yeah NEVER get those strings wet when you're cleaning an old necklace, they just immediately deteriorate
  13. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 2 years ago
    Stillwater... Thanks, you told me that with the old ivory necklace too. Unfortunately this one was already deteriorated before your last post!!
  14. Stillwater Stillwater, 2 years ago
    You can buy these kits at beading stores for restringing necklaces if you want. No use keeping it in beads! You can't wear it then!
  15. decodeb, 1 year ago
    I think these fabulous old pieces are just meant to be worn, not hidden away in a drawer! If you restring it well, it might have another 80 years glamorous life before another lucky owner will have to do it again. It should be out to be admired!
  16. AmberRose AmberRose, 1 year ago
    Restring and go out and show them off. There are so many things that I want in this black cherry tops the list. Gorgeous!
  17. inky inky, 1 year ago
    Looove the red!..:-)
  18. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 1 year ago
    Thanks for the loves and comments decodeb, AmberRose and inky.
  19. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 1 year ago
    Thank you Katzl
  20. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 1 year ago
    Jochuk... Thanks for asking, however they are not for sale.
  21. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 2 months ago
    Great color! Well, have you fixed it ;)? I'm piping threw your jewelry box as you can see. So meny wonderful pieces! Have to come back another time again :)
  22. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 2 months ago
    Elisabethan... thank you... I have sooo much more that I haven't posted. I need to get busy :)

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