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Posted 3 years ago


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I found these two cherry red necklaces about 5 months ago. The long one is really really long! When I wear it it can touch my belly button! :-) I found the smaller one again for 1 euro at a flea market.
I found the long one in a thrift store where I usually don't find any good jewelry. In fact its the first bakelite necklace I found in a thrift store! I paid 2,5 euro for it. The day I found it was one of the worst days of my life so far (some health issues in my close family), so when I found it I had something like: WHY do I have to find this THING here? Is that some sort of bad joke from the universe to make things a bit better for me? Well, it DOESN'T HELP me, I dont want it! Just make all these issues go away instead!
So I just bought it, threw it in my jewelrycabinet and forgot all about it.
But even the blackest days pass and now I m really glad I found it! So, universe, NOT thank you for these horrible days, but I do appreciate the bakelite you send me! Just send me some more on the really good now please? ;-)
In the last two pics I included a brown bakelite necklace just to show the difference in color. If anyone can help me on the names of these colors? I forgot all about them!


  1. valentino97 valentino97, 3 years ago
    I looked thru my books - and brown is sometimes called rootbeer if it has translucent quality. No specific name for the other 2 except - deep cherry, or cherry or opaque cherry. A long one is definitely flapper 1920's. I love it!

    The universe - well - one way to look at it is everytime you wear it you will remember the day you found it. I'm not saying anything profound - you know this. Grab hold of the beads and say "I got through that day". Things don't help us deal w/difficult times but they remind us that life keeps moving on -is a stream- maybe you will agree or not - someone made this beautiful item before you and someone bought and enjoyed it before you. Now you have it for a reason!
  2. Agram.m Agram.m, 3 years ago
    Nice life lesson, i love the good things and these wonderful colors, have a good weekend
  3. Newtimes Newtimes, 3 years ago
    Nutsabotas and Agram, thanks for your nice comments and for loving all my bakelite! Good weekend for you too!
  4. Newtimes Newtimes, 3 years ago
    @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 for all those treasures that come on my way, but you now, family and friends always come first, treasures are just things.
  5. Newtimes Newtimes, 3 years ago
    Thanks, Val, aghcollect, Moonstonelover and geo26 for appreciating my collection
  6. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    So nice colors, real eye candies, yummy :-P

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