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    Posted 2 years ago

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    Found this bakelite necklace yesterday in a antique shop in a small town close by. It was hanging on a child manikin. Maybe it was made for a child? Or if not it is a choker. It's only 19-20 cm long (double from clasp to clasp). The color is somewhere between honey and butterscotch? The largest bakelite bead is 1,5 cm and the smallest 7 mm. Small pale yellow chrystal beads in between. Hidden screw in bead to close with.

    I would welcome thoughts on if it is a child rens necklace or a choker. How would you describe the color? I get confused with the different yellowish colors of bakelite.

    Thanks for your answers and Mary - queen of vintage plastic-I think you are right. Butterscotch choker necklace.

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    1. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 2 years ago
      Beautiful bakelite beads...
      Mary will know, I’m sure she will chime in :)
    2. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 2 years ago
      Thanks six-0-one and Ms.ChrystalShip for nice coments. Thanks for love Valentino, RichmondLori, Plein-Air-Painter, Fortapache, Newfld, Ms.ChrystalShip, Aura, Watchsearcher, six-0-one!
    3. valentino97 valentino97, 2 years ago
      Nice old beads - I think choker. Usually there are size 11 or larger seed beads between crystal and bakelite beads that allow for movement and also so the crystal doesn't scratch the bakelite. However, keep in mind bakelite jewelry was offered from dime store to high end retail markets. As for color names? Butterscotch seems best! I've also seen described as Honey or Egg yolk. I wouldn't be too strict about ID ing the color because bakelite oxidizes and changes colors differently depending on temperature and sunlight..
    4. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 2 years ago
      Yes that is true, you are right ofcourse. No seed beads on this so probably from a non highend place. They don't look scratches yet, maybe it has not been worn a lot. It is too short for me since I think choker looks better on young people. It was inexpensive (lack of knowledge here of bakelite) so I might use it to make a longer necklace from it. Good to know about the seed beads. Thanks for your knowledge on this. Butterscoth :) and not so important exactly about the nuance.
    5. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 2 years ago
      Thank you Vetraio for loving my post.
    6. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 2 years ago
      Mrstyndall, Daisy1000 and Betty1978 Thanks for loving my post!
    7. jbingham95 jbingham95, 2 years ago
      Very nice and such a unique color.
    8. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 1 year ago
      Thanks jbingham :) for your kind coment.
      Thanks everyone for loving my post.
    9. Daisy1000 Daisy1000, 1 year ago
      A gorgeous addition to your collection, Elisabethan.
    10. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 1 year ago
      Thank you Daisy!

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