AgeofPlastic

Lucite, Bakelite and other Man-Made Wonders!

Lansing, Michigan · 1028 Sales

AgeofPlastic

Lucite, Bakelite and other Man-Made Wonders!

Lansing, Michigan 1028 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Michele

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Announcement   Welcome to the Age of Plastic! Make this your first stop for fun and affordable vintage jewelry! Thank you to everyone for supporting my shop for the past seven years! I have a ton of bangles I will be listing over the summer, mostly Bakelite. Lots of colors and styles and plenty of options for the budget-conscious Bakelite fan. Check in weekly for new finds!

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Last updated on Jun 2, 2018

Welcome to the Age of Plastic! Make this your first stop for fun and affordable vintage jewelry! Thank you to everyone for supporting my shop for the past seven years! I have a ton of bangles I will be listing over the summer, mostly Bakelite. Lots of colors and styles and plenty of options for the budget-conscious Bakelite fan. Check in weekly for new finds!

Michele

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Lids By Liz

Lids By Liz on Jun 16, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Exactly what I needed. Well packaged and quickly shipped. Great communication from seller. Shop with confidence from this seller!

Veritably V

Veritably V on Jun 1, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

So glad to finally have a brilliant red moonglow lucite bangle!!! Thanks so much!!!

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About

From Art Deco to 1980s... This is the Place to Get Your Vintage Fix!

Welcome to the Age of Plastic! Here you will find a variety of vintage jewelry, with an emphasis on early vintage plastics.

I have been collecting vintage jewelry for over 30 years and have been selling on Etsy since 2010. Most of the items you see in my shop come from my personal collection. I worked for over a decade in museum collections, so enjoying and preserving these treasures of the past is central to my philosophy as a seller.

As a long time collector and fan of vintage, I have experienced almost every kind of bad seller/dealer, from ignorant to just plain dishonest and mean. It is my goal to treat my customers the way I expect to be treated. I describe my merchandise in precise detail, and to the best of my ability. If I don’t know something about a piece, I won’t lie to you about it. If you have questions, please feel free to convo me. I might even be able to help you find something you’re looking for that I don’t have. If you are new to Etsy or new to buying vintage, read my customer feedback and shop here with confidence!

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Last updated on May 20, 2018
Frequently asked questions

Testing of Vintage Plastics

I know that testing is important to people who collect vintage plastics, and I want you to feel you can shop with confidence in my shop. But as someone who worked for many years in museum collections, preservation of these often delicate items is equally important to me.

I always Simichrome test Bakelite when it is safe to do so, but I don't bother using chemicals on items that are clearly molded plastic, celluloid, etc. I also will not Simichrome test a resin washed Bakelite piece if there is a risk of damaging the item. In those cases, I will hot water/touch test the piece to identify it. If you ever have questions about a specific item, please feel free to ask!

Shipping & Insurance

I will ship your order within two business days. All items are packed with care and shipped via USPS First Class or First Class International. U.S. buyers can also choose a Priority (3 day) or Priority Express (2 day) when checking out. International buyers can select Priority Mail International (6-10 business days) for an additional fee as well. For your protection and mine, all U.S. and international purchases now include tracking and are insured by Shipsurance.

Restricted Countries

I recently edited my shipping rates, and you may not see your country on the list. I actually ship to most places, except for the following countries, which my insurer does not cover: Afghanistan, Angola, Bolivia, Brazil, Burma, Congo, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Ivory Coast (Cote d'Ivoire), Liberia, Mexico, Nigeria, North Korea, Paraguay, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Venezuela, as well as Russian and other Commonwealth of Independent States countries (includes Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan). If your country is not on this list, please convo me, and I'll be happy to help you with your purchase!

Other

Note on Severe Weather Delays: We Midwesterners take pride in our ability to tough it out in all forms of meteorological nastiness. I embrace that generally and it really should not be a problem 99% of the time, but in truly dangerous conditions (ice storms, snow accumulation in the double digits) there may be a delay in shipping of your purchase of a day or so. I promise to communicate with customers throughout the process if this happens.