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Bakelite or French Galalith Reticulated Pin/Brooch

Started by kate lalor Jul 27, 2012.

What is Everyone's Latest Vintage Bakelite Find? 13 Replies

Started by linda. Last reply by sopchoppygirl Apr 17, 2012.

Bakelite Jewelry At Gaslight & Shadow Antiques

Started by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk Sep 17, 2011.

Collecting Bakelite Swell Dame's Parlor

Started by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk Sep 17, 2011.

How do you know if you are really getting bakelite 2 Replies

Started by mary long. Last reply by Kim Loves Vintage Jun 28, 2011.

Bakelite Rods 3 Replies

Started by Julie Hall. Last reply by Craig Phillips / B & C Emporium Mar 25, 2011.

Bakelite 1 Reply

Started by Vintage Touch/Deanna Moyers. Last reply by Rita Kent Mar 21, 2011.

Information On The History Of Plastics...Celluloid and Bakelite!

Started by Luv2LuvAntiques Aug 21, 2010.

Bakelite organ

Started by tw shebang Feb 10, 2010.

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Comment by Metro Retro Vintage on Tuesday

Holy cannoli -- Didn't know there was a Bakelite group.  Plastics are some of my favorite things.

Comment by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk on December 17, 2013 at 3:25pm
Comment by Leanne Lewis on August 23, 2013 at 6:35pm

how can I tell the difference between bakelite and plastic??

Comment by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk on February 25, 2013 at 10:34am

WWII Bakelite Jewelry: Love and Victory  
Bambi Deville Engeran

Book Description

This Bakelite jewelry helps document the story of a country and its allies working together to restore world peace. Images of pins, necklaces, bracelets, and more capture these true signs of the times–not only crafted to express solidarity, loss, patriotism, and love, but to make use of a new material that was not restricted by rationing and conservation orders. From sweetheart pins and pins emblazoned with MacArthur’s famous, “I shall return,” to pieces with reticulating moveable parts, the range of colorful jewelry captured in this book is perfect for those passionate about Bakelite jewelry and for WWII buffs. Although these Bakelite treasures were fashioned with the patriotic inspiration of the time, they can still be collected and fashionably worn today, as demonstrated in a chapter called “Wearing Ideas.”

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Comment by tomsantiquesetcetera on October 18, 2011 at 9:31pm

HELP!  I used the hot water test on this bangle and boy does it smell right.

Does bakelite come in a ready-to-mix form?  This bracelet is hand-made. Well made I might add.

It appears that the bakelite while warm was placed inside a metal (possibly silver) bracelet, smoothed and formed and then rolled over a design of tiny glass beads, diamond-cut mirrors, and other tiny decorations. The pattern repeats itself and is embedded around the outside. Nothing is missing either.

Inside the word INDIA is pressed into the pink bakelite.

Has anybody seen these? Know anything about them, value, etc.?

I'm wondering if perhaps a Hindu dancer wore it? The mirrors sparkle just like diamonds.

Tom

Comment by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk on September 17, 2011 at 10:21pm
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