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Ms.CrystalShip's loves1036 of 5249Mix of red glass beads for the holidays!New carved plastic bangles circa 2013
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    Posted 4 years ago

    valentino97
    (708 items)

    This is a molded plastic bangle with a little red sticker inside "made in Western Germany", so it was made before 1989. It's a copy of a bakelite design. I don't know how old mine is -maybe 1970's? I'm not exactly sure why I bought this LOL!! I think because it's a lovely green and knowing me it must have been very cheap. There are a few of these for sale now online from reputable sellers on ebay, etsy and Rubylane - mostly honest to list it as "molded, vintage". Note seam inside of bangle, also a seam runs vertically through outer pattern.

    I'm careful not to bang it...chips are waiting to happen. But it's a very beautiful bangle that fits over a sweater on my wrist - 3" opening and 1.75" wide and makes a dramatic statement for my black work uniform. I don't have ANY matching pieces darn it.

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    1. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 4 years ago
      That is really beautiful. I would have bought it, too!
    2. valentino97 valentino97, 4 years ago
      Thanks Bonnie for getting me - the green isn't bakelite green, must be why I liked it :-)

      Thanks Zilla for love!!
    3. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 4 years ago
      It is a gorgeous green Val........very pretty
    4. valentino97 valentino97, 4 years ago
      Thanks Judy for liking this bangle. I'll try to take a picture of my uniform LOL.

      Thanks Fort for the love.
    5. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 4 years ago
      Yes please Val......I would like to see that! :)
    6. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 4 years ago
      This doesn't need to be matched it stands strong on it's own! Great green wonderful bangle with a strong design! Wow! I Love it ofcourse! Why wouldn't you buy this?! I have never seen this kind of bangle.
    7. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 4 years ago
      Could this be melamine?
    8. martika martika, 4 years ago
      Love it, looks great !!! :)
    9. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 4 years ago
      All these are also the same design, made in Western Germany:

      https://www.rubylane.com/item/463317-RL-03807/Vintage-Spiral-Molded-Plastic-Bangle-Bracelet

      http://www.ebay.ie/itm/Vintage-WEST-GERMANY-Purple-Spiral-HUGE-Molded-Lucite-Bangle-Bracelet-BOOK-PC-/152370940458?hash=item237a040a2a:g:9EQAAOSw~bFWN-aC

      https://www.rubylane.com/item/463317-RL-04115/Vintage-HUGE-Spiral-Transparent-Teal-Lucite
    10. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 4 years ago
      Just Beautiful!! :)
      That's All.
    11. valentino97 valentino97, 4 years ago
      Elisabeth - all of a sudden there are a bunch of these online. I think maybe it is NOS -new old stock. Well, the listings are calling it Lucite, the transparent ones look like Lucite, but I don't think mine is. Thanks for loving it!

      Thank you Marta for loving comment :-)

      Thank you Bonnie - I saw these listings. In fact the one from RL - Banglemania - is the seller I bought those 3 carved bakelite bangles from last year. Did you see the black bakelite bangle? I believe that one really is bakelite and these were probably copied from that old design.

      Thank you Ken for your beautiful comment and thanks to everyone else for loving this: Jenny, Scott, Phil, Aura, Lentilka, Kyra, Mike, Kevin, Fort :-)
    12. Rick55 Rick55, 4 years ago
      I'm not a big fan of green Valentino, but the shape... Wow!
    13. valentino97 valentino97, 4 years ago
      Thanks Rick - this is definitely an odd green color. Thanks for loving the shape of it anyway! It's even a bit too much for me :-)

      Thanks friends for loves: Mike, Kyra, lentilka, aura, Phil, Scott, Jenny, Kevin, sklo and Sean :-)

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