Posted 3 years ago
I have here 21 pretty orange to brown bakelite bracelets. 3 of them are stretch - shown in the front row of first picture. I don't think the furthest front brown & tan is bakelite but it is an old plastic brittle - probably Lucite. It needs to be restrung. Also at furthest left front row a wonderful 1.25" orange & brass stretch. Some of these have come up on ebay recently.
Picture 2 shows truer color - the 1/2" carved brown bangle 2nd from front may be my oldest item here. It's only 2 -3/8" opening and purchased as a pair w/a green one. Not quite maiden bracelets, but small! It would be interesting to find out what their original colors were.
Last picture shows my favorites - and another fake - which I really love and am not ashamed of. First bracelet is an amazing rust end of the day 1.25" stretch. I have had it 30 yrs. Next pierced and carved, next - the Fake! but I only paid $6.00 for it a few wks ago. It's probably 80's? Beautiful color and carving. Next basketweave and facet diamond cut and a simple pretty plain .75" wide. I wear these together.
Anyway - this is my obsession! I enjoy getting it out and sharing. My collection is not spectacular but well loved. Nothing's for sale! I wear them and enjoy your comments!