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Posted 3 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!


  1. Newtimes Newtimes, 3 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, 3 years ago
    First off - thank you all for your love: pops, tom, agh, kevin, mike, inky, geo and Kerry!
  3. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 3 years ago
    LOVE these!!! XOXOX
  4. valentino97 valentino97, 3 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, 3 years ago
    Thank you nutsabotas6 - keep looking!
  6. valentino97 valentino97, 3 years ago
    Thank you Phil. I love these rich orange colors. Not bright but warm and rich.
  7. valentino97 valentino97, 3 years ago
    Love you Miss Moon!
  8. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 3 years ago
    Wow... They re gorgeous... I have been totally MIA.... Will be posting soon...
  9. valentino97 valentino97, 3 years ago
    Thank you gargoyle and Nadia!!
  10. kerry10456 kerry10456, 3 years ago
    Val.. these inspired me to post a orange to brown bakelite watch :-))
  11. valentino97 valentino97, 3 years ago
    And I loved your bakelite watch!
  12. MrsWarren MrsWarren, 3 years ago
    O M G. The best thing I have seen today :}
  13. valentino97 valentino97, 3 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, 3 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!

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