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vintagelamp's loves896 of 3950Vintage Baia 8mm Film Splicer With CaseBRITIANS ANTI AIRCRAFT GUN 1946
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    Posted 3 years ago

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    The color for the plain bakelite bangles was light green and over the years has oxidized into a baby's diaper color, sorry :-). Not bright enough to be butterscotch, not dark enough to be brown. If they oxidize a little more to green they are called "pea soup" (example of this is thick one in the middle of pic 1). Hard to get a good pic but basically every bracelet blends w/the stretch bracelet best.

    But - they are pretty, look great worn together. Also to be fair - there are Lucite bracelets (1st and last in pic 1). The stretch bracelet is old - late 30's Lucite. Looks like Wurther carmels w/rootbeer hard candy (pic 2) doesn't it? I bought it w/stretched out elastic and finally fixed it using black cord elastic from Dritz/Prym..... And there's a mottled celluloid bangle as well (pic 3, 4th from bottom) which is also old 30's-40's. The newest bangle is the Lucite at bottom in pic 1 - a very nice "end of day" from the 70's.

    I know this is not an easy color range to wear - but it works with goldenrod and avocado.....:-)

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    1. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      Lol for the "baby diaper" color :-)))
      They are a very nice group, the color would pop out with a navy blue outfit!
    2. valentino97 valentino97, 3 years ago
      Thomas - thank you for first love!

      Kyra - I knew you would enjoy the color description. LOL and so true. Yes, it would look good w/navy blue!
    3. SpiritBear, 3 years ago
      I'm sure some chemical can bring them back or change colour all together. We just have to figure it out first.
    4. bijoucaillouvintage bijoucaillouvintage, 3 years ago
      baby diaper color :-))) LOL. I like them. I imagine they would match anything black very beautifully too.
    5. PoliticalPinbacks PoliticalPinbacks, 3 years ago
      Never knew plain bakelite changed colors so much, live n learn, wonder what I just forgot to make room for this new knowledge oh well must not have been too important... or was it.
    6. valentino97 valentino97, 3 years ago
      Spiritbear - yes, there's a guy on ETSY who specializes in grinding, polishing bakelite w/power tools. It actually takes a layer of plastic off though and the original color will eventually oxidize again (in less than 40 years? That I am not sure about). It would be interesting to see how these all polish up though. Thanks for your comment!

      Thanks Bijou, yes black or dark brown or maybe a sand color for Spring?

      PoliticalPinback - Ha ha Yes, it's a little bit of extra info for my brain too :-)

      Czechglass - always enjoy your comments. Right about paint! My apt. is so small it has to have boring white walls or would look like a cell LOL. That's my saguaro cactus skeleton - makes a great display.

      Thank you friends for loving this diaper color: Mani, Aura, Phil, Mike, Fort, Ivonne, Zilla, Kevin :-)
    7. valentino97 valentino97, 3 years ago
      Thank you Lisa - and how about my front yard! I like using organic items as display and accent decorations.
    8. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 3 years ago
      Soft butterscotch caramel colors....
    9. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      They look so appealing, and can imagine you wearing them as a group, clanking away stylishly.
    10. valentino97 valentino97, 3 years ago
      Lisa: Thank you for your nice comment - my front yard is sand and full of fleas! Pictures on my post are from the patio with some plants....not too much though :-)

      Bonnie - Thank you for being so PC but these are not soft caramel. They really are diaper :-) But, they look great in this grouping....

      Karen - Thank you - yes I do wear them - clanking a little less loudly because they are all .25"-.5" largest. Toasting my CW friends :-)
    11. valentino97 valentino97, 3 years ago
      Lisa - I'm glad my front yard is just sand :-) Sorry to hear about the awful grubs and losing your green grass!

      Thanks vintagelamp for your love.
    12. lentilka11, 3 years ago
      baby's diaper color :DDDD
    13. lentilka11, 3 years ago
      I love your collection!
    14. valentino97 valentino97, 3 years ago
      lentilka - I thought by using that description many people (not just women) would know the exact color :-) Thanks for your nice comment.

      Thanks for loves: Mike, Peggy and Elisabeth!

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