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    Posted 8 years ago

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    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!

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    1. Newtimes Newtimes, 8 years ago
      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.
    2. valentino97 valentino97, 8 years ago
      First off - thank you all for your love: pops, tom, agh, kevin, mike, inky, geo and Kerry!
    3. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 8 years ago
      LOVE these!!! XOXOX
    4. valentino97 valentino97, 8 years ago
      Thank you Newtimes. I love that pierced bangle. I bought it w/the orange one I dropped and broke and then upcycled as buttons. The fakelike is pretty cool. It looks like it should be Chinese lacquer - no. There were some on ebay recently but mine was the VERY best. It's so pretty but lots of chips around the outer ridge. Not good OLD plastic!
    5. valentino97 valentino97, 8 years ago
      Thank you nutsabotas6 - keep looking!
    6. valentino97 valentino97, 8 years ago
      Thank you Phil. I love these rich orange colors. Not bright but warm and rich.
    7. valentino97 valentino97, 8 years ago
      Love you Miss Moon!
    8. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 8 years ago
      Wow... They re gorgeous... I have been totally MIA.... Will be posting soon...
    9. valentino97 valentino97, 8 years ago
      Thank you gargoyle and Nadia!!
    10. kerry10456 kerry10456, 8 years ago
      Val.. these inspired me to post a orange to brown bakelite watch :-))
    11. valentino97 valentino97, 8 years ago
      And I loved your bakelite watch!
    12. MrsWarren MrsWarren, 8 years ago
      O M G. The best thing I have seen today :}
    13. valentino97 valentino97, 8 years ago
      MrsWarren - thank you for loving these and your comment. I LOVE rich orange colors altho I don't wear orange clothes I wear these ALOT.

      Thank you to friends: Sean, Elisabeth and Betty1978
    14. valentino97 valentino97, 7 years ago
      Thank you Jewels! If you love bakelite you can find some great examples here on CW. I know a little bit so ask me. Take your time and look thru them all. I do not have the best bakelite on CW. I wish I did but my budget is really low in the last few years. Have fun!
    15. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 2 years ago
      Happy New Year, Mary!
      Every time I walk into an Antique Mall, and see a wall or case of Bakelite, guess who comes to mimd. Your “Plastic Fantastic” collection is outta this world. I just love all the colors and textures. Being a fellow “West Coast” native, maybe someday we will run into one another!
      Here’s to 2020, and much more beautiful plastics, ( i believe you have them all)
    16. valentino97 valentino97, 2 years ago
      Dear Eileen - Happy New Year!!
      I don't have all the great bakelite....gosh darn it! Thank you for your nice comment! Kinda how I feel about your amazing rhinestone treasures. I hope we can meet in 2020. I need to do a CA road trip again. XOXO dear!
    17. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 2 years ago
      Revisiting this amazing “stack” of vintage!
      Such beautiful “yummy” colors...
      I say “yummy” cuz Bakelite colors are in a class all their own, true “eye candy”!

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