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Beautiful Bakelite Jewelry

Examples of some fabulous genuine vintage Bakelite jewelry including vintage Bakelite pins, Bakelite bangles, a too hot Bakelite necklace, Bakelite rings and several dynamite Bakelite bracelets.


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1953 Hattie Carnegie Rooster Pin. Rare whimsical 1953 Hattie Carnegie figural rooster in antique gold-tone base metal with molded and carved red, black and yellow lucite insets for head, tail feathers, and body feathers. Signed Hattie Carnegie on an applied oval plaque on reverse. book piece[See "20th Century Fashionable Plastic Jewelry, 2003 Edition" by Lillian Baker, p. 93.] [Ms. Baker describes the insets as Bakelite. No matter how much testing I do, I cannot justify calling them Bakelite and so have described them as lucite, yet have included it in this category. This is an authentic original piece.] width: 2-3/4", height: 3-1/8"

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c. 1930 to 1940' s Root Beer Bakelite Horse Head Pin. 1930 to 1940's Root Beer carved and molded Bakelite with brass mane horse-head pin. width: 2-3/8", height: 2-3/8"

bakelite horse pin

c. 1930' s Cinnamon Bakelite Airdale Pin. c. 1930's Cinnamon Bakelite bar pin with round disc set with under-painted Airdale in glass. width: 1-1/2", height: 2-5/8"

bakelite dog lapel pin

c. 1930' s Bakelite & Leather Flamingo Pin. c. 1930's flamingo pin with carved Bakelite feathers and leather head, neck and legs. width: 2-13/16", height: 3-1/2"

Bakelite flamingo pin

c. 1930' s Kahki Green & Clear Hat Pin. c. 1930's hat pin with carved kahki green Bakelite top tied with a lime green gimp bow with an undercarved and serrated lucite brim.

Bakelite jewelry: hat pin with lucite brim

Butterscotch Bakelite Shoes. Bakelite butterscotch shoes carved and tied with gold thread. Probably zipper pulls.

Bakelite jewelry shoe zipper pull

1930 to 1940's Red and Black Laminated Pin. c. 1930's to 1940's pin with carved red Bakelite top laminated to a plain black Bakelite bottom.

carved red Bakelite laminated pin

New Old Stock Shultz Bakelite Scottie Dog Pin. Early to mid-1990's old stock, but newly carved, red Bakelite scottie dog pin with black painted eye and nose. Brass pin back. Signed Shultz in script on reverse. width: 2-5/8", height: 3-1/4"

Shultz Bakelite jewelry scottie dog pin

c. 1930's Black Bakelite Anchor Pin. Anchors away! 1930 to 1940's large deeply carved vintage black Bakelite anchor pin. width: 1-5/8", height: 2-1/2"

Black Bakelite Anchor Pin

Brown Bakelite Alligator Pin. 1930 to 1940's dark chocolate brown deeply carved Bakelite alligator/crocodile pin with scales on body, feet and tail. Riveted pin back with c-clasp. length: 3-7/16", width: 13/16"

Shultz Bakelite jewelry scottie dog pin

Undercarved and Painted Bakelite Pin. 1935 to 1945 vintage Bakelite pin with undercarved and painted floral motif in Apple Juice Bakelite with butterscotch Bakelite on top half.book piece[See "Warman's Jewelry, 3rd Edition" by Christie Romero, p. 147 for pin of similar design.]pin: length: 3-3/8", width: 1-1/8"

Bakelite uncarved pin

Bakelite Chili Peppers Necklace. You'll be the hottest one around when you wear this absolutely fabulous c. 1930's vintage Bakelite chili pepper necklace with a double silver on brass chain leading to three rows of interlocking white celluloid rings on either side connected in the middle with double white celluloid rings from which hang six pagoda shaped findings each holding five peppers, hot orange cayenne peppers and black (purple) serrano peppers and the hottest green hot banana peppers. Truly spectacular! total length: 16-1/2"; length of celluloid rings: 7-1/2"; peppers: length: 2-1/8", width: 3/8"

Bakelite chili peppers necklace

Reverse Carved and Painted Bakelite Bracelet. This rare, exceptional, fabulous vintage 1935 to 1945 two-tone Bakelite bracelet is pictured in book piece "Warman's 3rd Edition" on p. 150. The detail and condition are superb. This dynamite bracelet is guaranteed to be vintage and all original and in very good condition. The oval central plaque has a reverse carved and painted pansy motif in "apple juice" framed in laminated butterscotch, flanked by half round cranberry red segments and lozenge-shaped butterscotch segments strung on elastic cord. There are six lozenge-shaped segments and five half-round segments. Dimensions: central plaque: width: 2-3/8", height: 1-1/4", cranberry segments: width: 15/16", height: 7/8", lozenge-shaped segments: width: 1/4", height: 15/16"

REVERSE CARVED and PAINTED BAKELITE BRACELET 
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Bakelite Stretchie Bracelet. Wonderful 1930 to 1940's stretchie Bakelite bracelet with apple juice and marbled green alternating segments, 20 in total, tapering from 1/2" depth on the thick end to 1/4" depth on the thin end. Each segment is curved and faceted on the underside as well as being faceted on the fat end. Each is 1-1/2" long by 3/8" wide. Superb condition!

Bakelite bracelets, an apple juice and marbled green Bakelite stretch bracelet

Bakelite Plaque Bracelet. When it comes to KILLER Bakelite bracelets this vintage c. 1930's Bakelite bracelet is no exception. The luscious semi-sweet chocolate color with equally exceptional intricate detailing in the deeply carved dahlia on the arched plaque make this a winner. This expandable Bakelite bracelet has four rows of Bakelite beads strung on elasticized cord.

Bakelite bracelets, a deeply carved chocolate Bakelite stretch bracelet

Bakelite Bangle Bracelet. c. 1940's black Bakelite bangle with four diagonal designs of carved and painted, gilt and applied and raised grey and red strips. Possibly French in origin.

Bakelite bracelets, a black Bakelite bangle

Bakelite Bangle Bracelet. c. 1930's mottled pea green Bakelite bangle with filigree brass ends with simulated pearls.

Bakelite bracelets, a pea green Bakelite bangle

Bakelite Bangle Bracelet. For the distinctive clunk of Bakelite bracelets many prefer Bakelite bangles. This c. 1930's deeply carved alligator pattern root beer Bakelite bangle is stunning.

Bakelite bracelets, a simulated tortoise Bakelite bangle

Deeply Carved Bakelite Bangle. Great deeply carved c. 1930's Bakelite bangle in a pumpkin color. book piece[See "Collecting Art Plastic Jewelry" by Leigh Leshner, p. 171.] interior circumference: 7-5/8", width: 1"

pumpkin Bakelite bangle

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