Sunday, November 28, 2010

Bakelite Baubles & More

What is it about a fun and kitschy wartime plastic that collectors go "gah gah" over? Vibrant colors? Creative carvings? Whimsical designs?


Jewelry, buttons, shoe clips, handbags, and a myriad of products were made from the versatile and popular Bakelite catalin, a cast phenolic resin formulated in the early 1900's, and which flourished in popularity during it's 30's and early 40's hey day.


Here's a sampling of genuine bakelite items from the shops of VFG members.


Big Yellow Taxi
Vintage Bakelite Clamper Bracelet Hand Carved Creamed Corn



Linn's Collection
Art Deco Style Shoe Clips



Joules Vintage
Bakelite Buttons Jet Black Set of Twelve



Special Somethings
Pair Vintage Butterscotch Carved Bakelite Dress Clips



Atticville
Vintage Green Bakelite Carved Dress clips set pair



Aaralyn's Velvet Dragonfly
Vintage 1930s Butterscotch Deeply Carved Bakelite Earrings

1 comment:

Fashion Region said...

This Jewelry, buttons are so beautiful. I want all of them.

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