This week I took a Bakelite gamble! I saw a bangle listed on Ebay which was lovely and chunky - 1/4 inch thick walls and 1" wide, and described as "Art Deco Early Plastic Vintage Bakelite?? Bangle". The description said that it was heavy, and looked like bakelite but the seller wasnt sure. There were a few good close up photos and to me, it looked like Bakelite, so I chanced it. The price? - £8.00 (about $12) buy it now. I know from looking a lot at bangles that the 1" wide chunky ones go for anything from £40 to £100 on Ebay (and $60-$120 on Etsy), so if it was Bakelite, I was getting a great deal.....so......it arrived this morning and I tested it straight away and YAY! it IS Bakelite...super happy! :) :) :)
Here is my new bangle!
And in the middle of my other Bakelite. Arm getting heavy now ;)
I am still after some carved bangles, but they are just tooooooo expensive for skinflinty me. The quest continues!
Designer/Maker of Rockabilly, Tattoo and Kustom inspired jewellery and accessories for my own brand, Dolly Cool.
Graphic Designer specialising in alternative fashion prints.
Loves 50s, 60s, Tattoos, Mexicana, Tiki and Kawaii.