Posted 2 years ago
Today I went to a thrift store near one of my accounts and was surprised by this $5.00 bakelite clamper bracelet. I rarely shop there, pretty sad and dirty place - usually no jewelry. I just got lucky :-) I didn't tell them so this store is now on my list of "once a month or so visits". (Also found a great carved lucite bangle and some lapis earrings - will post later.) This butterscotch clamper passed simichrome test later, but I knew it was bakelite based on weight and hinge so I quietly paid It is 1-1/8" widest tapering to .75". Very nice thick bracelet from the 1930's and originally was white. Showing it with a bird hair barrette, earrings and a clothespin pendant thing-a-ma-jig. Nice to get a deal!
PS - a word of caution about clampers. They are usually for a small wrist. If you buy online be sure to confirm the opening.