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Posted 3 years ago


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Oh well, I might as well post my bakelite bangle collection. I tried to make 2 towers with my bangles but I couldn't find anything to hold them steady. So while I was taking a first picture one of my bakelite towers collapsed and my bangles fell on the stone floor! I guess you can imagine I freaked out a bit? :-)
Needless to say I stopped building towers and just took these pics instead. So no impressive pictures here like the ones Vmode made of her collection...
I have about 35 bracelets and a few stretch bracelets in bakelite. I bought none of them online but instead I did the old treasure hunt on flea markets. The most I paid for any of these was about 3 euro, but more often I just paid 0,5 or 1 euro.
I like the green and the brown ones most. I wear these with anything.
You know, love doesn't come with a price and I m really in love with bakelite!
I cant wait to find some more!
Hope you enjoy


  1. valentino97 valentino97, 3 years ago
    Wow. How in the world can you find bakelite that cheap?? I am so impressed. Great pictures (a cardboard paper towel roll works pretty good for stacks). I hope none broke. I broke a wonderful orange one but then I used the pieces as toggle buttons. Oh well. The color! I love that malachite one too. I know it's one of your favorites. I am very impressed! Thanks for sharing! I wear my yellow-to mustard ones the most - with everything! My best $1.00 find was about 15 yrs ago when I found the yellow w/black polka dots for $2.00 but it was 50% day at the thrift store....that won't ever happen again!
  2. Newtimes Newtimes, 3 years ago
    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 popular where I live: so I dont find many and certainly nobody around here collects it! So I m very happy CW exists! It makes me feel less crazy when I look at my bakelite collection :-)
    The ones I got were all lucky finds. I do like the plain mustard ones too. I wear them together with mississipi mud, red and green spacers when I dont forget to put some jewelry on. I think I like looking like a colored flag or something :-)
  3. Newtimes Newtimes, 3 years ago
    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 appreciating my bangles.
  4. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
    CW helps affirm our crazy as normal! Besides, what's wrong with treasuring things from the past, and look at this lot! Wonderful!
  5. Agram.m Agram.m, 3 years ago
    What a lot, you can start a store! You and your daughters can change bangle every day! Nice collection.
  6. Newtimes Newtimes, 3 years ago
    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, and they have known that since they were 3 and 4,5 years old!!! :-)
  7. Newtimes Newtimes, 3 years ago
    Thanks racer4four for your comment and for loving my collection
  8. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 3 years ago
    Wow... They are gorgeous.... I love your other Bakelite pieces as well...

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