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GREEN GOLD TRIO ( Vintage Carved Bakelite Three Bangle Stack ): Each of these three Vintage Bakelite Bangles (c. 1940's) is a treasure by itself – together they are solid Gold! They are from my personal collection and have adorned my arm many times over the years. The top green Prystal (transparent) bangle is carved with an abstract pattern colored with a yellow overdye. The middle one is also a green Prystal bangle carved into a rope or wave pattern. The bottom one is a translucent lime green and gold marbleized bangle carved into five leaves circling the bangle, each with a dark green marbleized stem. Decorate your arm with this “Green Gold”.

Condition: Excellent
.Size: Top two 3/4” wide, 3/8” deep. Bottom one 1” wide, 3/8” deep. All have 2 1/2” inner opening.



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THE FRUITS OF AUTUMN ( Brad Elfrink Reverse Carved Vintage Bakelite Bangle ): I think my good friend, Brad Elfrink, just likes to test his carving skills. He is a master Bakelite artist know for his intricate and complicated carving of Pins and Bangles made from Vintage Bakelite stock – not for his reverse carving a la Judy Clarke. This colorful collection of the Fruits of Autumn demonstrate that he can do it all! The front and back display pumpkins, apples, berries and corn. They are connected on each side by pumpkin vines, leaves and small pumpkins. It is carved in a large clear Vintage Bakelite Bangle which Brad probably restored to its original clarity. It has now regained just a hint of Applejuice patina over the 10 years I have owned and worn it with pride. It contains the familiar “Brad Elfrink” signature and the date “9.6.8”. Add this beautiful Elfrink creation to your collection.

Condition: Excellent.
Size: 1 1/2” wide, 3/8” deep, 2 1/2” inner opening.



PARTIAL TO PEACOCKS ( Brad Elfrink Vintage Bakelite Peacock Brooch / Pin ): I love all things Peacock – feathered fans and hats, Peacock Eye Art Nouveau jewelry and Brad Elfrink Peacock Pins made from Vintage Bakelite stock – like this one for instance. You can see from the back view that it is based on a beautiful marbleized blue-green Bakelite. The body and head are a dark teal, the back is marbleized green, the wing yellow and rootbeer and the Peacock Eyes of the tail marbleized light green with marbleized dark green centers – all carved with great detail. Gorgeous! It has a safety clasp pin back and bears the familiar “Brad Elfrink” signature and the date “5.3.7”. You can see why I am Partial to Peacocks!

Condition: Excellent.
Size: 3 1/2” high, 2” wide, 1/4” deep.



CHOCOLATE DELIGHT ( Vintage Carved Bakelite Bangle ): I rarely wear just one Bakelite Bangle. I like to use a large and lovely bangle, such as this one, as the central bangle of a stack. This marbleized Vintage Bakelite Bangle (c. 1940's) is a mixture of dark chocolate and milk chocolate. It is hand carved in a leaf pattern. I would surround it with Butterscotch or Peanut Butter. Don't you just love the names of our bangles? Mouthwatering! The great thing about delicious Bakelite Bangles is that they have zero calories. So help yourself!

Condition: Excellent.
Size: 1 1/4” high, 1/4” wide, 2 1/2” inner opening.




JOSEPHINE BAKER FOREVER! ( Vintage French Bakelite Josephine Baker Brooch / Pin ): This large French Bakelite (Galalith) Brooch (c. 1950's) is the iconic image of Josephine Baker wearing her famous skirt of bananas while starring in the 1927 Follies Bergère in Paris. She also wore a necklace, bracelets and ankle cuffs – all accurately displayed on this brooch. It has a safety clasp closure. Josephine Baker became the symbol of the Jazz Age and 1920's. She was born in America, performed in Vaudeville as a teenager and toured Paris at 19. She was a huge success and stayed on to later become a French citizen. She was very active during WWII in gathering information for the French Resistance. She was awarded the Legion of Honor by General Charles de Gaulle. So wear this brooch knowing you honor a famous and talented performer and person.

Condition: Excellent.
Size: 5 3/4” high, 2 3/4” wide, 1/4” deep.



SUNBURST! ( Vintage Carved Bakelite Bangle with Overdye ): Combine this great Sunburst or Sunrise hand carved design with the rare and desirable Overdye coloring and you have a small treasure. There are three versions of the design around the bangle, each photographed. They are similar but different enough to show it was hand carved by a Bakelite artist in the 1930's or 1940's. The basic color is peanut butter and the Overdye is dark chocolate. Yummy!

Condition: Excellent.
Size: 1” wide, 1/4” deep, 2 1/2” inner opening.




BAKELITE DRAPERIE NECKLACE ( Vintage Bakelite Three Strand Necklace and Earrings Set ): This is a Vintage Bakelite Necklace (c. 1950's) of the “Draperie” style (strands of different lengths) along with matching Clip Earrings. It was obviously made for an Egyptian Queen. It consists of multiple crescent shaped chips of marbleized dark, medium and light green plus dark and light brown. The earrings consist of crescents of light brown, dark brown and light green. The chips were made from oblique cuts of Bakelite solid rods forming the tapered shape of each end. The hook closure can fit into any of four inches of rings, allowing for a comfortable fit for anyone. Our model, Alyssa, demonstrates how lovely it looks when worn. You, too, can look like an Egyptian Queen.

Condition: Excellent.
Size: Necklace – top strand can vary from 13 1/2” to 17 1/2”, bottom strand from 18 1/2” to 22 1/2”. The chips are 1 1/4” long. Earrings 1 1/2” long, 5/8” wide, 1/2” deep. New pads.


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DOZENS OF DOTS ( Bruce Pantti Vintage Bakelite Dot Bangle ): Bruce and Vickie Pantti used Vintage Bakelite stock to make their beautiful Bangles and Pins. I have always particularly liked their Dot Bangles. While still active they had a booth each year at the nearby Round Top Antique Show. We communicated frequently and he would always set aside some he thought I might like – and I always did! This beautiful bright Red Bangle with light cream corn dots of three different sizes is one of my favorites. It bears the familiar “Pantti” etched signature. And the title is accurate – Two Dozen Dots!

Condition: Excellent.
Size: 1 1/2” wide, 3/8” deep, 2 1/2” inner opening.



ORIENTAL LADY ( Judith Evans Resin Brooch / Pin ): Judith Evans is a very talented modern plastic artist. She uses her own formula for her jewelry which produces bright colors that never change with aging yet has the look and feel of Bakelite. This elegant Oriental Lady Pin is a favorite from my personal collection. The beautiful black hair and arched eyebrows are matched with the bright red necklace, red dangling earrings and red lipstick. It has a safety clasp closure on the back. She will add elegance to your jacket.

Condition: Excellent.
Size: 3” high, 1 1/2” wide, 1/2” deep.



SUNSHINE ( Vintage Carved Bakelite Bangle ): Yes, I know this is really Applejuice colored but it is so cheerful looking I call it “Sunshine”. This is a Vintage Prystal (transparent) Bakelite Bangle (c. 1940's) hand carved in a rope pattern. For those of you who have visited my Instagram site (judy_jays), you may recognize this as the central bangle in one of my personal stacks. I hope one of you will get the same cheerful feeling I did when wearing this Sunshine Bangle.

Condition: Excellent.

Size: 1 1/2” wide, 1/4” deep, 2 1/2” inner opening.




MR. FROG ( Vintage Bakelite Clamper Bracelet ): Have a little fun with your Bakelite Jewelry! This Butterscotch Vintage Bakelite Clamper (c. 1950's) is decorated with large carved leaves. A cute little Green Frog with bright little eyes is perched on the central leaf on the front. Some ladies who can't wear Vintage Bakelite Bangles due the their size love these spring-hinged clampers with their wide openings. Come on – have a little fun!

Condition: Excellent. Spring hinge works perfectly.
Size: 1 1/4” wide, 1/4” deep, increases to 1/2” deep over frog. Inner opening circumference 6 1/4”. Mouth opens 2”. Small to medium wrist.




BUTLER & WILSON PIERROT ( Vintage French Bakelite Pierrot Pin ): The famous English jewelry company, Butler & Wilson, Ltd, is best known for their colorful rhinestone encrusted jewelry. Who knew the designers also had a fondness for the French Clown, Pierrot? They made a number of models of French Bakelite (Galalith) Pierrot Bangles but only a few signed Pierrot Pins such as this one. (c. 1970's) It has a C clasp closure and is signed “ Butler & Wilson”. Don't miss this rare opportunity!

Condition: Excellent.
Size: 3 3/4” high, 1 1/4” wide, 1/4” deep, 1/8” deep.



LUSCIOUS ORANGE ( Vintage Carved Bakelite Jewelry Bangle ): Step into fashion with this lovely, thick hand carved orange Vintage Bakelite Bangle. (c. 1940's) Deeply carved by the original Bakelite carvers, the design features two rows of leaves carved all the way around. Combine it with green, brown, black or almost any other Vintage Bangle. You, and others watching you, will be delighted. If you are a collector this luscious bangle will instantly express your fashion creativity and enthusiasm to own the best of Vintage Bakelite. Guaranteed to make any day sunny and bright!

Condition: Excellent.
Size: 1 1/8” high, 1/4” thick, 2 1/2” inner opening.




SHULTZ CHECKERBOARD LIZARD ( Vintage Bakelite Jewelry Shultz Lizard Brooch / Pin ): Present day Bakelite artists, Don and Ester Shultz, have created this delightful checkerboard lizard pin. I have had it in my private collection since 2001 and am now offering it to a new collector who will love and treasure it as I have. The colorful oxidized vintage pieces have been polished to their original bright, vibrant, rich and intense colors – and then laminated over a deep red base. This cute life-sized guy has inlaid yellow eyes with black pupils. (Shultz lizards similar to this one are pictured in Karima Parry's book “Shultz Bakelite Jewelry” as well as in her “Bakelite Pins” book.) The back has a safety clasp. Checkerboards are dazzling because of their stunning precision. You are buying a hand made, signed work of art. Just picture this fanciful guy on your favorite jacket. He looks great on denims too – all eyes will be on you!

Condition: Excellent.
Size: 4 1/4” long, 1 3/4” wide, 3/8” deep.





PIERROT & ISADORA! ( Vintage French Bakelite Jewelry “Isadora” Necklace ): Pierrot & Isadora – what could be more French! This all black and white Vintage French Bakelite “Isadora” necklace is a truly exceptional piece to add to any collection. (c.1980) Besides the Pierrot figure whose arms move independently of the the body, you can see it has 3 stars and a white modular container which unscrews to reveal a vial of “Isadora” Perfume still 40% full. The perfume was named after the famous American barefoot modern dancer, Isadora Duncan. The rest of the necklace, all made of French Bakelite (Galalith, a milk based plastic), consists of black spherical beads except for the four cone shaped ones on each side of Pierrot. The necklace fastens with a screw closure within what looks like an oblong black bead. The back of the Pierrot figure is hot stamped “ISADORA PARIS” & “© ISADORA 1979”. Her trademark of twin Art Deco ladies is in the center. This necklace – typical of Isadora pieces – uses big, bold elements to enhance her necklace designs. I had searched for information about the creator of ISADORA for years. In 2011 I received a lovely email from her husband, Pierre Dinand. Here is part of what he said: “ISADORA was created by Danielle Poullain in 1976 and still exists in Paris today, she has never stopping her activity. Her Store is located in the St Germain area......She created jewelry for many Fashion designers including Karl Lagerfeld, Yves Saint Laurent, Missoni, Tiffany and Givenchy.” I am so grateful to him for writing so I could add this information for all of you who are fascinated by the lady and her jewelry, just as I am.

Condition: Excellent. Small defect in molding on side of one star point – see photo.
Size: Pierrot figure 4 1/2” high, 1 3/4” wide at arms. Stars 1 1/8” long. Perfume container 2 1/2” long, 5/8” in diameter. Beads 1/2” in diameter. Necklace 20” long.





** Frog not included and is for display purposes only**


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