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BRAVO TO FRENCH HANDS ( French Bakelite Jewelry Pin ): These beautifully manicured hands are made of Galalith, known as French Bakelite. French Bakelite has the look and feel of Bakelite, but does not test as American Bakelite because one of its ingredients is skimmed milk. The 2 smaller coral colored vintage design "drama queen" hands have a "V" shaped ring decorated with 3 rhinestones. A large stone flanked by rhinestones forms a fancy cuff bracelet. The top hand has an emerald colored stone in the center of the bracelet; the bottom hand has a ruby colored stone. The large hand has ring with a topaz colored stone and a double chain bracelet with a large topaz colored stone. Each hand has hand painted light coral colored finger nails. The pin backs are heat set and each has a safety clasp closure. Add one of these conversation pieces to your collection now. Condition: Excellent. Size of small hands: 2 1/2" long, 7/8" wide, 3/8” deep. Size of large hand: 3 1/2” long, 1 1/8” wide, 1/2” deep.

SALE!

$125.00

SOLD!

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COLLECTORS CRAVE VINTAGE ( Vintage Bakelite Jewelry Carved Bangle Bracelet ): Vintage Bakelite jewelry (1930 - 40’s) has been avidly collected for the past 20 years. Wide carved bangle bracelets like this one have achieved heightened popularity - and escalating prices! Deeply carved in a floral and leaf design, this splendid 1 1/2" wide vintage piece is a marbleized deep mellow cream corn color. The edges of the bracelet are carved away to accent the 2 central floral motifs. A bangle similar to this is pictured in the new "Warman’s Jewelry", 3rd Edition, on page 150. Of course it test positive for Bakelite and is a recognizable pattern to vintage collectors. It looks fabulous worn between browns or blacks. Own it now! Condition: Excellent. Very light wear. Size: 1 1/2" wide, 2 1/2" inner opening, 3/8" thick.

THIS IS A VINTAGE BAKELITE COLLECTOR'S PIECE

$350.00

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CHERRY ZIGZAG SET ( French Bakelite Jewelry Zigzag Bangle Bracelet & Earrings Set ): Just what you’ve wanted – an opaque cherry and black Zigzag Bangle and matching clip earrings.(Rare to find a matched set.) Now you can afford this striking set by contemporary designer Judith Evans because it is made of Evan’s trademark phenol resin formula. If you like the look and feel of Bakelite at a fraction of the price, this is the jewelry for you. Without the formaldehyde that Vintage Bakelite contains these pieces won’t change colors! Designer J. Evans makes these domed bangle beauties with an inner dimension a bit larger than the vintage bangles. They work perfectly for a contemporary larger hand or with the addition of spacers they will fit a smaller hand. I mix mine with Vintage Bakelite and Lucite. The light weight matching clip back earrings are domed circles that will add a fresh zest to lots of other pieces. You gotta’ have style – make it your own. This is all of the fun without the expense. (Judith Evans is one of the contemporary designers included in the recently published book, “Collecting Art Plastic Jewelry”.)

Condition: Excellent.
Size: Bangle: 1 1/2” wide, 2 5/8” inner opening, 3/8” walls.
Clip Earrings: 1 1/4” diameter circle, 1/2” deep.

SALE!

$250.00

$175.00

For The Set

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CARROTS MORE FUN THAN KARATS ( Bakelite Jewelry Pin ) Here is a chance to not only eat, but wear your vegetables. I just love this large carved Bakelite leaf with dangling carrots pin. The 6 cute fully rounded carrots have the same texture as real carrots. The combination is so much fun and you will receive lots of compliments when wearing it. The carrots are attached by gold tone rings and there is a safety clasp pin back. I believe that it is newly made, copying a vintage design idea. It does test as Bakelite and is a real novelty accessory. Condition: Excellent. Size: Leaf is 3 1/4” wide, full dangle pin is 2 3/4” high, carrots are 1 1/4 long. $185.00
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RED HOT SHULTZ HAND ( Shultz Vintage Bakelite Jewelry Brooch ): What could be more fun then a Vintage Red Bakelite Hand wearing a polka dot Bakelite Bangle? Really! A wonderful pin featured on Page 118 of Karima Parry’s book “Shultz Bakelite Jewelry”. When you buy a piece of Shultz Vintage Bakelite Jewelry, not only are you acquiring something that you can wear and enjoy, you are buying a handmade, signed work of art. This red hand pin is a true cherry red and the black bangle bracelet is set with marbleized red/black dots. (Safety clasp pin back.) If you collect hands or Vintage Bakelite, this is a quality addition to add to your collection. Besides, it makes you smile every time you pin it on. It looks amusing on the back shoulder of a jacket. Be creative with how you wear this red, hot hand.

Condition: Excellent.
Size: 3 3/4” long, 1 5/8” high, 1/4” thick.

THIS IS A VINTAGE BAKELITE COLLECTOR'S PIECE

SALE!

$375.00

$250.00

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BERRY TREATS ( French Bakelite Jewelry Pin & Earrings Set ): This “good enough to eat” Berry Pin and Earring set is made of French Bakelite. I believe that this set is produced by Minnie and Dice. A large French Ivory grained oval forms the base of the pin. A deep burgundy brown celluloid chain holds 8 round cherries on undamaged brown strings. There are 4 opaque spearmint green berries and 4 marbleized peachy brown berries. The eight molded and veined leaves are pale green and peachy/brown. It is a large pin and the chain with the berries swings freely. There is a safety clasp closure. The matching earrings are clip backs. Fruit pins are highly collectable and this set is one you seldom see. It will make you feel like springtime any time of the year. Condition: Excellent. I do not know the age of this set. I have had it for 10 years. Size: Pin 3 1/2” long, 3 3/4” wide. Berries are 5/8” in diameter. Earrings 2 1/8” long, 1 1/4” wide.

SALE!

$110.00

$100.00

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BRAVO TO FRENCH HANDS ( French Bakelite Jewelry Pin ): These beautifully manicured hands are made of Galalith, known as French Bakelite. French Bakelite has the look and feel of Bakelite, but does not test as American Bakelite because one of its ingredients is skimmed milk. Each vintage design "drama queen" hand has a "V" shaped ring decorated with 3 rhinestones. A large colored stone flanked by rhinestones forms a fancy cuff bracelet. The top hand has a purple colored stone in the center of the bracelet, the second a blue stone, the third a pink stone and the forth and final hand has a red stone. Each hand has hand painted red polished nails. The pin backs are heat set and each has a safety clasp closure. Add one of these conversation pieces to your collection now. Two are even more fun!

Condition: Excellent.
Size: 2 1/2" long, 7/8" wide, 3/8” deep.
$75.00

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PEACOCK PIN ( Vintage Bakelite Jewelry Brooch / Pin ): This is an elegant Vintage Bakelite Brooch with a relatively rare decorated metal inlay. It is a 3-dimensional disk engraved with an Art Deco design that reminds me of a Peacock. The plain central area, representing the body, neck and head, is elevated. The metal disk is set in a Bakelite disk swinging from a Bakelite bar. Both are made of marbleized olive Bakelite. Visualize how striking it would look on a beige or other light colored jacket pocket. Like a metal for excellent taste. All eyes will be on you!

Condition: Excellent.
Size: Total length 2 7/8”. Bar 1 3/4” wide, 5/8” high, 3/8” deep. Disk 1 3/4” in diameter, 1/2” deep.

THIS IS A VINTAGE BAKELITE COLLECTOR'S PIECE

$200.00

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TANGY ORANGE ( Vintage Bakelite Jewelry Ring ): I found this beautifully marbleized high domed Vintage Bakelite Ring recently. (c. 1940) And it's orange – a high fashion color – perfect for Autumn or any season. I seldom find rings that are sized large enough for real human being to wear. Ring size is 6 1/2. (To decrease size I use Dr. Scholl's moleskin, cutting a piece to fit just inside the dome, trimming edges to make an oval shape. Works on most rings.) So grab this tangy treat! Slip it on and you are good to go – anytime, anywhere!

Condition: Excellent. The white blobs on the ring are light reflections.
Size: Dome is 7/8” across and 1/2” deep. Back of band is 1/4” wide. Ring size is 6 1/2.

THIS IS A VINTAGE BAKELITE COLLECTOR'S PIECE

$40.00

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DOMINO WINNER ( Vintage Bakelite Jewelry Domino Necklace & Earrings Set ): One of the delights of Bakelite jewelry is the pure fun of the designs. This two piece conversation starter, purchased in Paris, is all created from true Vintage Bakelite (Simichrome tested) in linked yellow creamed corn squares with overlapping root bear and light yellow dominoes. (c. 1960) These squares are linked by small metal chains and separated by Toffee brown marbleized cubes. The set has a marvelous range of colors with creamed corn, marbleized and opaque, and root beer with black and white dots painted on the domino pieces. The necklace has a spring ring closure. The matching earrings are clip-ons, light weight and easy to wear. A great necklace and earring set for anyone who likes to play games or not. You will get noticed wherever you go. A winner for certain!

Condition: Excellent. Sold only as set.
Size: Necklace 24” long. Squares 1 1/4”, dominoes 11/4” long, 5/8” wide. Clip earrings 2” long, 1” wide.

THIS IS A VINTAGE BAKELITE COLLECTOR'S PIECE

SALE!

$125.00

$75.00

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RED HEELS AND RHINESTONE GARTERS ( French Bakelite Jewelry Pin ): A pin guaranteed to cause conversation! These saucy crossed legs have hand painted red heels and inset rhinestone garters. Made from Galalith, one of the oldest plastics used in jewelry, it has a milk base, but looks and feels like vintage Bakelite. You will really enjoy this eye catching pin! It has the deco look of the ‘20’s and ‘30’s. It has a heat set pin back with a safety clasp. One clever way to wear it is pinned upside down over a pocket or peeking out from under a lapel so that it appears that the legs are emerging from a hidden lady. Men love these sexy legs!

Condition: Excellent.
Size: 2 1/2" high, 1 3/4" wide.
SALE!

SOLD!

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GIDDY-UP! ( Vintage Bakelite Jewelry Brooch / Pin ): This is a perfect Vintage Bakelite Horse Brooch for those of you who love horses. He is a lovely chestnut color with a gold colored chain bridle and reins. The eye is made of translucent yellow Bakelite with a black pupil. It has a heat set pin back with safety catch on the back. You can see how elegant this pin would look on a green jacket or smashing on black. Better “Giddy-up” and catch this Vintage Beauty!

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

THIS IS A VINTAGE BAKELITE COLLECTOR'S PIECE

SALE!

$235.00

$175.00

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RARE WOOD AND VINTAGE BAKELITE DUO ( Vintage Bakelite Jewelry and Wood Dress Clips ): Clip it and forget it! Rarely seen, the combination of green Vintage Bakelite and dark wood setting is so striking. (c. 1940's) A very rich color mix that you won't see again. These large clips are meant to clip on your jacket lapel, pocket or V-necked dress. Wear one or two – Bakelite envy is sure to ensue. The ornate silver clips are screwed in place and are in tight working order. The Bakelite is riveted to the wood. For a bold and eye-catching jewelry accessory you can't beat this combination. (Dealers – these are bargain priced for re-sale.)

Condition: Excellent.

Size: 1 3/4” long, 1 7/8” at widest point, 1/2” deep at top.

THIS IS A VINTAGE BAKELITE COLLECTOR'S PIECE

SALE!

$75.00

$50.00

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BLACK CHERRY BERRIES ( Vintage Bakelite Cherry Pin ): This “deliciously tempting” pin of Vintage Black Cherry Berries was part of “Style Fruits” when they began their reign. Sometime in the fall of 1935 the plastic jewelry industry underwent a transformation from streamlined deco to figural themes, a change from austerity to frivolity, from the seriously sedate to the unabashedly silly. This era lasted until the spirit of the world was dampened by World War II. Practically every fruit know to man was assembled in dangling, clattering splendor. No self-respecting 30’s woman would be caught dead without her Carmen Miranda cherry necklace or banana pin. These novelty themes lasted though the 40’s. Cherries seemed to claim the hearts of women and are still the most requested items. “Life is just a bowl of cherries” helped relieve the anxiety about the War at an affordable price. Eight black cherries hang from a black acorn top. I think the strings are replacements since they are not frayed and the glue on the back indicates that new strings were attached. There is a safety clasp closure on the back. Black Vintage Bakelite resists testing, but the look and sound of this brooch says “Bakelite”. The black color is a nice change from all the red cherries and provides a sophistication to the wearer. These cherries look snappy on green, red, creamed corn or a as a subtle addition to the current black-on-black accessory style. Wear them with pride – Vintage Bakelite has never gone out of style.

Condition: Excellent.
Size: 4” long, 2” wide. Cherries are 3/4” in diameter.

THIS IS A VINTAGE BAKELITE COLLECTOR'S PIECE

$225.00

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AMAZING APPLEJUICE ( Vintage Bakelite Jewelry Reverse Carved Pendant & Brooch / Pin ): The reversed carved parallel grooves, along with the undulating surface carving, makes this magnificent Vintage Bakelite Pendant & Pin Set glitter as they move. That glitter is added to by the inset clear faceted glass jewels. The pin has six large square ones and the pendant five large square ones with lines of small faceted glass beads down each side. These amazingly beautiful pieces are made of transparent Applejuice colored Vintage Bakelite – one of the original colors that does not change with time by ozidation. The pendant dangles from a Celluloid Applejuice colored chain. The chain goes over your head with no clasp. Heat set pin back on the brooch has a safety catch. Outstanding additions to any collection! (Sold only as a set.)

Condition: Excellent.
Size: Brooch 3 1/8” wide, 1 5/8” high, 3/8” deep. Pendant 2 3/8” high, 1 3/4” wide, 3/8” deep. Chain 25” long, 4 links chain to pendant 1 1/2” long.

THIS IS A VINTAGE BAKELITE COLLECTOR'S PIECE

$225.00

For The Set

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“AYE-YI-YI-YI” ( Brad Elfrink Vintage Bakelite Jewelry Brooch / Pin ): Brad Elfrink is one or our very best modern Bakelite artists who uses primarily Vintage Bakelite stock for his highly prized unique jewelry. You can just hear this Mexican guitarist playing and singing “Aye-yi-yi-yi, Canta y no llores....” from the popular Mexican song – “Cielito Lindo” (Lovely Sweet One) written in 1888. Looking back and forth between photos 1 & 2 you can see his moveable hand strumming his guitar. He is snappily dressed in a cream corn yellow suit and sombrero, a marbleized orange serape and black boots. Brad has engraved his signature and the date “4-25-06” on the back. It has a pin back with a safety catch. Each of Brad's pieces are one of a kind. You will sing with joy when wearing this special pin!

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

DESIGNER BRAD ELFRINK USES ONLY VINTAGE BAKELITE FOR HIS UNIQUE JEWELRY CREATIONS.

SALE!

$275.00

$175.00

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THE ALLURE OF PERSIA ( Vintage Bakelite Jewelry Scimitar Brooch / Pin ): Visually striking, this Vintage Bakelite Scimitar (c. 1940) brings to mind the “Tales of the Arabian Nights”. This fearsome weapon evokes the exotic spirit of desert brigands and a green oasis. An example of the Bakelite “Persian” design series, this brooch is “a book piece” seen in many of the Bakelite books. Mysterious and seductive, this pin is quite grand in scale. The blade is a deep marbleized green and the handle is opaque black with hand carved black accents. The hilt of this “killer” brooch is embellished with brass studs and rosettes. There are two free swinging chains that add additional menace to the look of the curved blade scimitar. The one piece riveted pin back has a safety clasp. Prepare to be noticed when you wear this exotic and unforgettable Vintage Bakelite Treasure. Think of the tales you can tell!

Condition: Excellent. This pin is designed to be worn at a slight angle to make sure the chains hang correctly.
Size: 4” long, 1 ½” at wide part. Hilt is ¼” deep.

THIS IS A VINTAGE BAKELITE COLLECTOR'S PIECE

$225.00

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JAZZ AGE MAN IN UNIFORM ( Vintage French Bakelite Jewelry Pin ): This whimsical Vintage French Bakelite Black Bellhop pin is both fun and sophisticated. (c. 1930-40) Made of Galalith (French Bakelite), one of the earliest plastics, it looks and feels like Bakelite but has a milk base. A popular 1930’s figural subject, this bellhop is jointed at his shoulders and at his waist. He is lightly carved, has ten original rhinestone “buttons” and silver metal stripes inlaid down his pant’s legs. (The newer ones have a painted silver stripe.) He is wearing a black cap tilted smartly forward, exposing one painted eye and red lips. There is a trombone catch pin closure on the back. This bellhop pin has proven to be an enduring classic French Bakelite design. He is a light hearted, but commanding figure that is guaranteed to draw attention.

Condition: Excellent.
Size: 5” tall, 2 1/2' wide.
$200.00
 

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

 
 

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