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JEWELTONE SHULTZ SPARKLING HEARTS ( Vintage Lucite Jewelry Shultz Pin ): Contemporary designers, Ron and Ester Shultz, set the Bakelite world on its heels with their hand carved Bakelite and Lucite designs. They use only vintage materials that have been polished to bring back the stunning bright color range that originally existed. One of the most amazing characteristics of Shultz jewelry is that, although many of the pieces are clearly inspired by vintage designs, the Shultz’s reinterpret these designs and manage to come up with pieces that are a charming synthesis of the old and new. Hearts were an extremely popular design motif in the ‘30’s and ‘40’s. In this hand made one-of-a-kind Shultz “puffy” heart pin you feel as if you are seeing a completely new design. Actually, these Vintage Lucite hearts have been “Shultzified”. Three large Vintage Lucite Hearts in Blue, Red and Clear are fully dimensional, hanging from a clear celluloid chain attached to a reverse carved light red bar. The back of the bar has been reverse carved and a safety clasp closure added. (A similarly designed pin lucite heart pin is pictured in Karima Perry’s book “Shultz Bakelite Jewelry”, page 117.) This playful pin shimmers & glistens and lifts your spirits. Better than diamonds any day. You will find that Shultz pieces are addicting, so watch out! Condition: Excellent. Size: Entire pin hangs 3 1/2” long, 3” at its widest part, 1/4” deep. Bar is 2 1/2” wide, 3/4” high. Hearts are 1 1/8” wide and high, 3/4” deep. SALE!

$200.00

SOLD!

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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.
$100.00

Each

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END-0F-DAY SWIRLS ( Vintage Bakelite Jewelry Perfume Bottle Pin ): This opulently hand carved Vintage Bakelite perfume bottle is a highly coveted collector’s item. (c. 1930-40) These “end-of-day” pieces can result in some sumptuous color combinations. At the end of the working day, the left over colors of Bakelite were poured and swirled together, giving the resulting tube a variegated appearance. This pin is a mix of brown and green shades. The heavy and deep carving features a large flower with leaves in the center of the bottle and the bar at the top features another floral blossom in the center of a bow. A gold colored metal chain suspends the bottle and a fine metal chain secures the domed stopper. (It is removable.) The back of the bottle is smooth and the bar at the top has a safety clasp heat set closure. This is a “book piece” featured in many of the Bakelite collector’s books - a luscious Vintage Bakelite scent bottle that is a real treasure. You will love it and wear it forever.

Condition: Excellent.
Size: 3 1/2” long, 1 1/2” wide, bottle is 5/8” deep.

THIS IS A VINTAGE BAKELITE COLLECTOR’S PIECE

$300.00

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FRENCH PANTOMIME CLOWNS ( French Bakelite Jewelry Pierced Earrings ): I seldom see French Bakelite Earrings of real quality. I pounced on this pair of Pierrot heads because of their wistful and romantic appeal. Each face is delicately hand painted and surrounded by a large ruffled collar. The clown, Pierrot, is a well known character from French Pantomime and was popularized by fashion legend, Elsa Schiaparelli, in the 1930’s. These clowns dangle from a black bead and are made for pierced ears. The heads swing freely from a silver toned metal bar. French Bakelite looks and feels like Vintage Bakelite, but it has a milk base and does not test as Bakelite. The French designs are different from their American counterparts. You will love the fanciful look and feel of these delightful Pierrot clowns.

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

SALE!

$250.00

SOLD!

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ROOTBEER DELIGHT ( Vintage Bakelite Jewelry Bangle ): This is a wonderfully carved and decorated Vintage Bakelite Bangle made from a rich marbleized dark Rootbeer colored Bakelite. Rootbeer is one of the few Vintage Bakelite colors that does not change from oxidation over the years. This bangle is decorated with multiple carved crescents all the way around. They are of a much lighter peanut butter color so that they show up so nicely. Remember that this was all carved by hand! I like to wear multiple Bakelite bangles together and this one would look great with simpler bangles on each side to set it off. Drink it down!

Condition: Very good. Some light scratches on one edge.
Size: 1 1/8” wide, 1/4” deep and has a 2 1/2" inner openings.

THIS IS A VINTAGE BAKELITE COLLECTOR'S PIECE

SALE!

SOLD!

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FRESH STRAWBERRIES FOR SALE ( French Bakelite Jewelry Pin ): Delightful and delicious to behold! Collectors of vintage Bakelite dream of owning a fruit or vegetable brooch. You can have this yummy Strawberry Brooch by contemporary designer Judith Evans for a much lower price than true Bakelite. Made of French Bakelite, the berries have the look and feel of vintage Bakelite, but since they do not contain formaldehyde, the colors will not change over time. The strawberry bar pin has three huge fully rounded berries and three veined leaves on a celluloid chain. There is a 2 piece inset pin back with a safety clasp. A desirable and charming pin to add to your collection.
 
Condition: Excellent.
Size: Pin Bar 2 1/4" long, with Berries 3" high, each Berry 1 1/4" by 1".
SALE!

$100.00

SOLD!

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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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RIDE THE WAVE ( French Bakelite Jewelry Bangle Bracelet ): Fun and Fancy, this red / black wave and dot bangle will please everyone. An unsigned Judith Evans piece it looks and feels like vintage Bakelite. Since the inner dimension is 2 5/8" it will fit a bit larger wrist. I wear mine combined with vintage pieces all the time. This color combo is dynamite! Condition: Excellent. Size: 1 1/4" wide, 3/8" domed wall thickness, inner opening 2 5/8". SALE!

$175.00

$100.00

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VINTAGE CARVED & COLORFUL ( Vintage Bakelite Jewelry Bangles ): This set of Vintage Bakelite bangles combines the traditional Bakelite colors of marbleized translucent green, creamed corn and cherry red. (c. 1930’s-40’s) The creamed corn bangle has wonderful deep hand carving and gives the set a “snappy” and smart look. A bold combination of colors and textures, these bangles are a wonderful match with the “FUN & FABULOUS” Pin (BB145). Condition: Excellent. There are some light surface scratches – they are vintage, too! Size: Stack of 3 – 2 1/4” high. Wall thickness 1/2” for each. All have 2 1/2” inner openings.

THIS IS A VINTAGE BAKELITE COLLECTOR'S PIECE

SALE!

SOLD!

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TORTOISE ON BAKELITE TORTOISEHELL ( Vintage Bakelite Clamper Bracelet ): I know this clamper bracelet is really made from vintage marbleized translucent rootbeer Bakelite (c. 1940's) but I like the cleverness of placing a hand carved tortoise on a hand carved bracelet that has the appearance of tortoiseshell. The indented lines on the turtles carapace (shell) are painted yellow to give it accent. The bracelet has decorative lines and indentations, some of which are suggestive of waves. Many of my Bakelite collectors are unable to purchase Vintage Bakelite Bangles due to their small size. Vintage Bakelite Clampers are in greater demand because they will open and close on almost any lady's wrist. Don't miss this wearable beauty!

Condition: Excellent. Spring hinge in perfect working condition. Best on a small or medium wrist.
Size: Bracelet 1 1/8” wide in front, tapers to 7/8” wide at back, 3/8” thick. Turtle 1 3/8” long, 1 3/8” wide. Inner dimensions – 2 3/8” side to side, 1 7/8” front to back.
SALE!

$225.00

SOLD!

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SLEEK, SASSY LADY ( Judith Evans Jewelry Resin Bakelite-Look Pin ) I am offering this fabulous retro-look pin from my private collection. Sleek and sassy, this exotic lady won’t be ignored. Her 20’s hair look is so stylish. Made from a resin, it is designed by Judith Evans. I have had this pin for at least 12 years. Judith Evans pieces are bright and have the look and feel of Bakelite – but it will never change colors! I mix my Evans pieces with Vintage Bakelite all the time. This large, thick pin has a safety clasp closure on the back. At this price this lady will never make you sing the blues!

Condition: Excellent.
Size: 3 1/8” high, 1 1/2" wide, 1/2” deep.
SALE!

$140.00

SOLD!

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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

$275.00

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CHECKERS ANYONE? ( French Bakelite Checkerboard Bangles ): Want to draw attention? Announce you are a player? Then wear these beauties to your next cocktail party. Yes, you may be able to find true Vintage Bakelite Checkerboard Bangles, but they would cost you a small fortune and the white would now be cream-corn in color. These are from my personal collection and I generally wore both on one wrist, but one on each wrist is also stunning – or one alone to add accent to a particular outfit. They were made and hallmarked by “RAFIA & ROSSA, PARIS”. Pretty classy! French Bakelite looks and feels like the real thing, but is much more affordable.

Condition: Excellent.
Size: Each bangle 1 3/8” wide, 3/8” deep, 2 1/2” inner diameter.

SALE!

SOLD!

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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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ALL ABOARD! ( Vintage Bakelite Jewelry Pin ): Patriotic themes were extremely popular in the 1940’s. Bakelite seemed to capture that American spirit and sweethearts and wives wore bold and bright pins that declared their love and faith in our military. This Vintage Bakelite Brooch has large red and black anchors suspended from a translucent red bar. (c. 1940’s) Anchors have historically been the symbol of hope. These “dangle pins” had a cheerful and optimistic look – in contrast to the reality of war. This vintage brooch has a heat set pin back with a safety clasp. Spirit and style in one delightful nautical beauty. Condition: Excellent. The black anchor may have been navy blue originally. A few light superficial scratches – they are vintage also! Size: Bar is 2” wide, pin hangs 3 1/2” long.

THIS IS A VINTAGE BAKELITE COLLECTOR'S PIECE

SALE!

$200.00

SOLD!

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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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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

$400.00
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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. 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

$85.00

 

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