Posted 2 years ago
Flea market find. Pretty graduated plastic beads necklace with tiny glass spacers. The plastic beads are a little bit translucent. Can I call the color "egg yolk"?
No seams. Simichrome test shows no yellow, however, when put under hot water, this smells exactly like my verified bakelite bangles. So I suppose this is some kind of phenolic plastic (funny story, actually, I did the smell test only today, to prove to my mum that this necklace is not from amber like she thought - and I was positively suprised by the "phenolic" smell!)
This said, I am not happy with the beading work done on this necklace, the finishing around the closure is rough. Maybe someone re-strung the necklace later? I dont know.
I would like to hear your opinion on this, as always.