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    Posted 2 months ago

    freiheit
    (1195 items)

    I believe that this necklace is over the hill. I mean, it has seen better times. The plastic teardrops are all grazed. I think this is due to improper storage or exposure to heat or chemicals or something else. The metal chain has been changed, too.

    I think that it is still a wearable piece and has its own charm. It looks rather attractive in real life. I will keep it separate from my other plastic jewellery - just in case. I heard that some damaged/deteriorating plastic can eliminate substances the can damage other pieces. True or not, I am not going to take any chances.

    The pieces are a little bit translucent. There are many little gold-tone sparkling inclusions. The plastic pieces are not molded. They show some signs of tool marks. When tested with Simichrome, I got a yellowish result but I learned to be skeptical.

    I love mysteries! I guess I got another one on my hands.

    Thanks for looking:)

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    1. freiheit freiheit, 2 months ago
      kwqd and vetraio50, thanks so much for the love. I hope you didn't look at my hands. I just finished sealing my driveway and didn't realize that my fingers were still black from tar. These close-up photos can be embarrassing!
    2. valentino97 valentino97, 2 months ago
      Interesting! I see in pic 2 there is some crazing, so yes - keep away from other jewelry, wrap it in cloth not a plastic baggie. I learned the hard way because I had plastic items disintegrate in a baggie. I wish I knew what you had dear friend!
    3. freiheit freiheit, 2 months ago
      Mary, thanks so much for your comment. I have been looking for hours online to find out more. Well, in a sense, it's a lot of entertainment for a couple of dollars, LOL. So far it's still a mystery. I am keeping the necklace away from my other plastics ad out of a bag. That's good advice. Thanks, my friend.
      I am trying to come up with a way to display my plastic necklaces. I was thinking of a large picture frame with a cotton backing and hooks to hang the necklaces. And it should be out of direct sunlight. I am just not too sure about the cotton backing.
      Take care, Mary, and enjoy your weekend:)
    4. valentino97 valentino97, 2 months ago
      Cotton backing a picture frame? That sounds like a good display idea. Just keep the necklaces from touching each other, that's all you have to do. You could just pin them to your backing if you don't want to insert hooks. They'll be okay out of direct sunlight and it's easy to find frames for cheap at yard sales etc. I have a big wood frame on my wall with a wonderful Saudi bib-style necklace inside. I like to look at my jewelry. You've reminded me to mix it up and put something new on my walls. Thank you!

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