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Modernist pendant, Guy Vidal?  - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Silver modernist pendant - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Bakelite mania - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Art deco Czech glass and brass ring - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Art deco Czech glass necklace and bracelet - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Ivory and wood jewelry - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Tortoise colored bakelite necklace - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Cherry red bakelite necklaces - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Butterscotch bakelite necklaces - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Bakelite bangles - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry


  1. Thanks val! And I think you are right, it will be better on a leather cord
  2. Love bakelite!
  3. Thanks sean, aghcollect, freiheit for loving my pendant
  4. Yes, Lio is going to the first grade now! AndTini is in her last year of kindergarden, she turned 5 a few days ago! They are growing so fast...
  5. Thx dclee, freiheit,val, sean and aghcollect!
  6. Val, its good to be 'back', although, I dont buy as much jewlry as I used to for the moment
  7. Hey idcloisonne, thank you very much for your comment! I will look up the Beau Company.
  8. Thanks kyratango for your comment!
  9. It reminds me a bit of the filigree neckace and earrings I posted here about a year ago.
  10. I love crescent moon jewelry. Its not weird, look at the micro mosaic collection of Agram
  11. I love them! I own only one like that. You just dont find them here in Belgium. I just bough a great green bakelite bangle though. I will try to post my finds soon.
  12. Its adorable! I really think its a girl, look at her face! She must be 3-4 years old. She doesn't look malicious, she looks absolutely cute! She remindes me of my youngest daughter, who is also 4 year...
  13. Love it!
  14. Love the necklace! It makes me think of a similar necklace I posted a while ago.
  15. Thank you very much to Phildavid, valentino, elisabethan, aghcollect, Moonstonelover, Manikin, Agram, freiheit, geo26,racer4four and paultemler for loving my jewelry!
  16. Hey freiheit, your earrings are lovely!
  17. I love the mask earrings in pic 3!
  18. It looks great! It reminds me of a necklace I posted a while ago. Its from the fourties or fifties and its definatly glass
  19. Could it be carnelian?
  20. The technique looks very similar to balinese wirework. They often use wire and little silver dots that they attach to a silver object. I posted my silver bola some time ago, which is a good example.
  21. Thanks kyratango, tom61, aghcollect, geo26, vetraio50, valentino, kerry106
  22. Hey Val, these were definately made in Congo. Congo used to be a province of Belgium so lots of people lived there and got back to Belgium when Congo got independent. I put these on all the time. Wood...
  23. Hey Val...Yes, we dont have freedom of speech where I live. Well, at least everybody knows that here ;-) I m not sure why only 20yr old boys were nice to you in Hungary. I think the other people idee...
  24. I had no idea it was Remembrance day...I have never really heard of it I must confess. Here in Europe the horrible past is still very much alive every day. Btw, its a great locket!
  25. breaking that is... Val, yes, but I would really REALLY love to have a bakelite clamper! :-) I wouldn't drill, I would glue it. I have a cheap ass fakelite 'made in china' sort of clamper with the ...
  26. Thanks for the love Val, DrFluffy, geo26, racer4four, vetraio50, kerry104, kyratango, nutsabotas, aghcollect and Moonstonelover for loving all my bakelite jewelry!
  27. @ Nutsabotas: I know it shouldn't matter but I m really curious and I always want to know the age of my stuff. @ Val: thank you very much for your opinion. I think you are spot on about the age of it...
  28. They are art nouveau btw :-)
  29. Thanks so much for posting, its georgeous
  30. I love how its stylised
  31. Its a great idea! I also have some bangles that are broken. They broke just in 1 place. So I m thinking of braking them on the opposite side and making a clamper bracelet out of them...Bakelite clam...
  32. Thanks, Val, aghcollect, Moonstonelover and geo26 for appreciating my collection
  33. @val: well, I know you are right once again: someone bought if before me, now I have and enjoy it and hopefully someone will have it after me! Thats a powerfull thought! Mind you, I m really gratefull...
  34. Nutsabotas and Agram, thanks for your nice comments and for loving all my bakelite! Good weekend for you too!
  35. Thanks ozmarty, Agram, Moonstonelover, valentino, nutsabotas, Manikin, aghcollect, freiheit and geo26 for loving my necklaces!
  36. @ val: indeed the universe wanted me to find that bead :-))) Since I had it I had another break! (I took a cotton thread to put the beads on) but its heavy so now I just chose certainty and I threaded...
  37. Ozzmarty and hunter, you are both right of course. I forgot all about the name butterscotch when I posted them. Thanks for reminding me :-)
  38. Moonstone, you are so funny :-)) I just took new pics of it together with a similar one.
  39. idcloisonne thanks for your reply. I know the material, but I m interested in who made this brooch (individual of jewelry company) because its such an interesting piece and it reminds me of Do It Your...
  40. You are right to fix the broken one. It would have been a shame to throw it away just because its not perfect!
  41. Its georgeous!!!
  42. Thanks racer4four for your comment and for loving my collection
  43. Thanks Agram for your comment. Indeed, I could change balngles every day with my daughters. I hope they will collect bakelite when they get older. For now, they already know how to test bakelite, an...
  44. Nice collection! I love the pierced and carved bakelite and the fakelite bracelets! Indeed you shouldn't feel ashamed, its a lovely piece and so its worth collecting.
  45. Thanks Nutsabotas for your very nice comment and for loving my collection! And a big thank you to Tom613, Sean, AmberRose, Hunter, vetraio, geo26, kyratango, aghcollect and Moonstonelover for apprecia...
  46. Hey Val, I love going to flea markets and I have been collecting for a few years now. I wish I could find some more or some really nicely carved ones. But it seems bakelite has never been very popula...
  47. Thanks nutsabotas, valentino, vetraio50 and elisabethan for loving my bangles!
  48. Hey Val, yes black is hardest to test but to my surprice this one just turned yellow in an instant when I tested it with simichrome! I have loads of fakelite....I just put them in a box far far awa...
  49. Elisabethan, thanks for the compliment. I wasnt reffering to you, I hope you know that. The striped clear lucite one is probably sixties, the plain bakelite could be anywhere from the twenties to the...
  50. Valentino, perhaps you are right, thanks for your comments, its always interesting to hear another collector. The 3 plaquettes are no buttons. I bought them together with some other loose stones and ...
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