Posted 5 years ago
Posting this to show what I've been doing this year on my meager bakelite budget. I've been buying bits and pieces and throwing them in a few boxes, usually colorized so I can do projects fast.
Newtimes - I loved these 2 single earrings. Black/white overdyed and carved green - but I had them for years, never found their mate. The adjustable base metal ring blanks were from a company called Blue Moon beads. Sadly they were discontinued and I bought the last 2 at the store. They are so perfect - plain with a wide comfortable shank, exact size for these .75" or 2.5 cm bakelite carrings.
Yes, I love old dice and have a stash of red, green, yellow....where are they by the way? hmm...:-) Anyway. I'm not that thrilled w/this upcycle, but maybe w/other green and brown....I'll like it better. It is a .5" brown bakelite bangle w/1/8" groove along center that probably held a band of silver aluminum or chrome - missing so this was a cheap bakelite bangle. I knew I was going to attach something...buttons or dice. Used tiny eyepins drilled to both. (For bakelite purists out there I have MORE wonderful old green dice.)
I enjoy giving my plastic bits a new life and since I only have 3 birds and a distant boyfriend some extra time on my hands.....