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Bakelite Costume Jewelry32 of 115Bakelite cuff w/rhinestonesA new addition to my Cicada family, a bakelite brooch.
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Posted 7 months ago

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valentino97
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These are some bakelite or catalin items I've had for 20 years or so. You might recognize them from earlier posts.

Last year Newtimes told me about an Etsy shop that restored bakelite. I found some interesting green and white mottled bracelets on their site - all refinished to delicate jade-like hues. I think my pieces might have started their lives much lighter perhaps appealing to a 1940's or 50's housewife who could not afford jade. I love the colors they are now.

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  1. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 7 months ago
    Beautiful as can be !
  2. Newtimes Newtimes, 7 months ago
    You have such a great bakelite collection!
  3. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 7 months ago
    I love these... Sort of wanna go shopping on ebay now...
  4. bobogal bobogal, 7 months ago
    Gorgeous shade!!
  5. Jono Jono, 7 months ago
    Happy New Year Val!
  6. valentino97 valentino97, 7 months ago
    Thank you Phil for your nice comment.
  7. valentino97 valentino97, 7 months ago
    Thank you Newtimes. I enjoy looking at that etsy store and I'm tempted to send something in for restoration if I can get a better deal on his prices. Thanks for your compliment - I'm missing a kick-ass red bracelet. Hope I find one in 2014.
  8. Newtimes Newtimes, 7 months ago
    I hope 2014 will be a great year for finding bakelite for both of us!
  9. valentino97 valentino97, 7 months ago
    Nadia - I found these bracelets for $8.00 total about 10 yrs ago at a Goodwill in Omaha. Chunkier spacers don't you think?
  10. valentino97 valentino97, 7 months ago
    Thanks bobogal - I like the darker green better.
  11. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 months ago
    stunning !!!
  12. valentino97 valentino97, 7 months ago
    Happy new year to you too Jono!

    Here's to a good year for bakelite finds Newtimes!
  13. valentino97 valentino97, 7 months ago
    And to everyone else: Amber, Leah, walksoftly, aghcollect, Aim, mike - thanks for your love!
  14. valentino97 valentino97, 7 months ago
    And Sean - thank you!
  15. bratjdd bratjdd, 7 months ago
    They do show a brilliant color. Love it!!!
  16. valentino97 valentino97, 7 months ago
    Thank you bratjdd for your comment!

    Thanks gargoyle, inky and vintagejewel! for your loves.
  17. valentino97 valentino97, 7 months ago
    Nadia - I just bought something today on ebay....I hope it wasn't a mistake, a chunky green cuff w/rhinestones. Will post when it arrives.
  18. Aimathena, 7 months ago
    xoxox :-)
  19. valentino97 valentino97, 7 months ago
    Love you Aim!!!
  20. valentino97 valentino97, 7 months ago
    Thank you bratjdd and geo26e for your love!
  21. Aimathena, 7 months ago
    Luv ya too my dear sweet friend.
    I have a couple bracelets you might want.
    I'll email photos to you.
  22. valentino97 valentino97, 7 months ago
    Thanks Aim - would like to see your bracelets. Happy New Year - keep warm!
  23. Aimathena, 7 months ago
    Val, have you preformed the smell test on your pieces?
  24. valentino97 valentino97, 7 months ago
    Yes - run some hot water and rub them. It will give off a certain chemical smell. Mostly I use simichrome which gives off a yellow discharge. If you have a metal polish you can use a little bit of it and might get the same result.
  25. Aimathena, 7 months ago
    I just did the hot water test, if it is Bakelite, I'm not smelling it.
  26. valentino97 valentino97, 7 months ago
    Could be Lucite - which are very nice too, but don't have a smell.
  27. Aimathena, 7 months ago
    Either way they're yours if you want them. just email me your address.
  28. inky inky, 7 months ago
    Love the colour!..:-)
  29. valentino97 valentino97, 7 months ago
    Thank you inky for the love and comment. It's a very wearable shade of green.
  30. valentino97 valentino97, 7 months ago
    Thank you MJ and Dean!
  31. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 3 months ago
    These are pretty as well! Green is one of my favorite colors!
  32. valentino97 valentino97, 3 months ago
    nuts - I don't like calling you nuts, do you have another nickname for me to use? Thank you! I just bought another spinach green bangle on ebay. When I get it I'll let you know if it is bakelite or not. Wasn't too expensive. Thank you for enjoying my stuff!
  33. valentino97 valentino97, 3 months ago
    XOXO Lee!
  34. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 3 months ago
    You can call me ken! My friend!!

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