I have picked up a few fab bits over the last few months, from Etsy, that I thought I would share with you.
First up is this Bakelite cherry necklace.....I was soooo excited when I saw this!
Normally, original pieces go for $100's - however, this necklace is made from an original celluloid chain, and original Bakelite beads, but is newly put together. I got it from BakeliteBaby on Etsy. Rebecca, who owns BakeliteBaby has been collecting, and working with vintage Bakelite for around 10 years and she has some great original pieces, things she has created from vintage pieces (like this), and original vintage deadstock components - all at very reasonable prices. My cherry necklace was $49.50. The cherries are lovely and heavy, hang really well and make that Bakelite 'clunk' noise when they touch each other. It pretty much lives on my neck since I got it!
I also got this Bakelite Scotty Cabochon from BakeliteBaby - he was just $10 and I glued on my own brooch pin :)
Speaking of brooches, I am building up my initial pin collection and could not believe it when I found this lovely vinatge mother of pearl swallow with a 'C' initial on the scroll work! Hooray! This was $15 from TangoMouseandMe on Etsy.
And I also got this vintage deadstock lucite confetti clamper from RaimentRevival for just $12.50! The reason it was on sale is because it is actually a child's bracelet. It even came in its original 'To A Little Miss' box! This is good news for me as I have teeny tiny wrists (just 5.5" in circumference, yes really!) so it fits me perfectly :)
I do love shopping on Etsy, you really can find some awesome stuff!