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Bakelite and other early plast…28 of 62Celebrating vintage plastic jewelry A wonderful find amongst less nice things - cherry red facetted graduated beads bakelite necklace
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    Posted 4 years ago

    Elisabethan
    (270 items)

    This is one of several posts today to celebrate and show why early plastic and vintage plastic jewelry is so fantastic. I will make a collection that hopefully can be of inspiration. I´ll let the photos speak for themselves beacuse here I want to show the variation and ideas. It will take up some space today and I hope you will forgive me for it and see the passion of a collector :).

    Vintage plastic bead necklaces are like candy to me. When you think you have had enough there´s alway a new color, shape or type that you just have to have :) If they have a hidden crew bead you can even conect them together to a longer necklace in matching on different colors - there are no limitations :)

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    1. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 4 years ago
      I've been looking for 1960s pop bead jewelry. I haven't seen any in many years.
    2. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 4 years ago
      Thankyou Efesgirl for loving this. Pop bead jewerly is a new term to me. Can you describe it to me?
    3. valentino97 valentino97, 4 years ago
      Pop beads could be "popped apart", you could make it shorter, a bracelet, etc. I think pop beads were a 60's fad. The plastic used wasn't high quality, but to find a strand that wasn't worn too much - a fun party item, mixing matching colors, etc.

      You don't have any pop beads. LOVE your collection! I can't pick a favorite but I love red and I love the egg yolk (?) and the Carmel Swirl (?) and Mississippi Mud (?) right above it. Thanks for posting this!
    4. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 4 years ago
      Thanks Valentino for the information. And as always thank you for your interest and attention :) Yes colors are like temperaments - sometimes I need the calm and sometimes the strong colors. Hard to just pick one :)
    5. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 4 years ago
      Thankyou aura, mikelv and vetraio!
    6. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
      These are wonderful and very colorful!!
    7. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 4 years ago
      Thankyou Sean!
    8. Rick55 Rick55, 4 years ago
      Your collection of plastic jewelry is over-the-top beautiful Elizabeth! There are far too many for me to comment on each, so as a collection, I give it two thumbs up. :-)
    9. Rick55 Rick55, 4 years ago
      Sorry Elisabeth, but the voice recognition program on my phone misspelled your name
      :-)
    10. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 4 years ago
      That's alright :)
      Thankyou Rick55. Sorry for late answer.

      Thankyou kyratango, peasejean, Zilla and Onegoodfind!

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