Posted 6 years ago
I wanted to do something special w/these 3 wonderful .75" black and pale pink carved bakelite ball buttons. Dug around (ha!) my stash of black beads and found these 1" wavy German Lucite beads and some new Czech faceted glass barrel beads.
Strung it all together in a easier length than the traditional 16" 30's plastic necklaces. This is 18". Always gets compliments and to me is the best use of these buttons. I think this particular process is called overdyed and then carved to show both colors.
Hope you enjoy and it's okay to just like it since I know most people are not as nuts about plastic as I am.
P.S - Watched the 1984 series "Jewel In the Crown" which spans 1942-47 and is good to watch for period clothes and jewelry. Some bakelite to enjoy. The clothes, sets, LOCATIONS and cars are really great though.