Are you a serious collector or just beginning your collection?
My favourite piece is a tiny little mouse brooch, which I got online with a necklace I bought. Its the sweetest little thing, and I've never seen any others.
Have you bought an extravagantly expensive book piece? Or are you into finding forgotten bargains at garage or yard sales?
Maybe you are creative and have made some of your own pieces out of vintage Bakelite. We'd love to hear about them. I have a friend who collects early plastic buttons and makes all kinds of creative things with them. Necklaces, bracelets, Christmas decorations to name just a few.
Let's all share our knowledge and our enjoyment of collecting and wearing Bakelite jewelry here. Want to show off your best finds, or ask a few questions? You can do that here, and we'll gradually get a specialist forum going. Do check back from time to time to see what other people have added, and let us know what you think. You'll be able to add your own comments. I shall check all the submissions and comments to make sure they are suitable before they appear on the site. If you write a story and add some great photos, they'll appear as a page on this site. You can add a link to your own blog or site, so long as you are not just using this page to sell your own stuff.
The aim of this page is to learn from each other's expertise and to see what gems are out there in the collecting world. If you like you can show us photos of how you wear your jewelry and how it fits together with your whole look. I'm sure there are some real trend setters out there. And I, for one, could do with some inspiration!
So please share your Bakelite Jewelry collecting stories here. You can upload up to four of your own photos and others can rate and comment on your stories.
I, for one, can't wait to hear about your lovely collections.
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Luscious First Find
I have only recently been introduced to Bakelite (as a jewellery accessory). I knew what Bakelite was and always associated it with old door handles, …
Beautiful Bakelite? Ring
I have just recently realised the beauty and style of bakelite and am trying to pick up a few bits here and there at a reasonable price. I am never sure …
Fancy collecting a few more pieces - here's some listings from eBay USA, UK and Australia:
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