BakeliteBakery

Antique & Vintage BakeLite, Celluloid, Lucite, Plastics

527 Sales

BakeliteBakery

Antique & Vintage BakeLite, Celluloid, Lucite, Plastics

527 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Laura

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Announcement   ~ Hot Summer Nights :-)
~ Bakelite, Celluloid, Lucite, Plastics in Antique & Vintage Jewelry, Accessories, Collectibles and More ~ Proud Sister Shop of TrueColorsForYou.Etsy.com
* Preserving History, Somewhere in Time ~ I offer a 100% Unconditional Satisfaction Guarantee on Every Item in the Shop ~
~*~ INTERNATIONAL Buyers Gladly Welcome! Please NOTE - In January 2016, USPS 1st Class International Rates were nearly Doubled AND Priority International Mail rates increased by about 30%!! :-( USPS 1st Class is more reasonable, but provides No tracking, Insurance for lost stolen, non-delivered or damaged items so it is a risk to buyer.
~*~ ETSY VINTAGE PLEDGE ~ I would never knowingly tag a repro or 'vintage inspired' item as VINTAGE ~ Feedback & comments Welcome ~*~

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Last updated on Jul 14, 2016

~ Hot Summer Nights :-)
~ Bakelite, Celluloid, Lucite, Plastics in Antique & Vintage Jewelry, Accessories, Collectibles and More ~ Proud Sister Shop of TrueColorsForYou.Etsy.com
* Preserving History, Somewhere in Time ~ I offer a 100% Unconditional Satisfaction Guarantee on Every Item in the Shop ~
~*~ INTERNATIONAL Buyers Gladly Welcome! Please NOTE - In January 2016, USPS 1st Class International Rates were nearly Doubled AND Priority International Mail rates increased by about 30%!! :-( USPS 1st Class is more reasonable, but provides No tracking, Insurance for lost stolen, non-delivered or damaged items so it is a risk to buyer.
~*~ ETSY VINTAGE PLEDGE ~ I would never knowingly tag a repro or 'vintage inspired' item as VINTAGE ~ Feedback & comments Welcome ~*~

Laura

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Laura

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Antique/Vintage "Plastic Fantastics" ~ a Historical Revolution in Style, Color, & Affordable Vintage Costume Jewerly

Hello and Welcome!

I've always loved unique jewelry and accessories in a rainbow of colors, textures and styles. My jewelry and accessories have always been a part of who I am and represent my individual personality. Quite often, I would select my jewerly and accessories and then decide what I was wearing. I have honestly shopped for outfits to match my jewelry. While working as a General Corporate Business Manager for 22+ years, I received many compliments on my jewelry and color coordination/combinations :-)

A few pieces have been higher end gems and semi-precious stones, but I am most attracted to unique, one of a kind items. I lived and worked in the San Francisco Bay area for 10 years and purchased a multitude of jewelry from local artisans in small shops, from those displaying their unique items at Union Square as well as from area fairs, festivals, etc.

Time went by and God blessed me with precious children. I returned to Maine to be closer to my family and live a less hectic lifestyle. I continued to work 12+ more years in similar positions, but I could no longer be "Wonder Woman" and take care of three children after becoming a single Mom. Many of my treasures from the "Streets of San Francisco" and surrounding areas are now Vintage :-)

My favorite Aunt re-introduced me to garage and yard sales, church bazaars and more. I was attracted to unique antique and vintage costume jewelry and soon found my passion was for late 1800's to Mid Century Bakelite and Plastics. I expecially love individually hand carved pieces and, of course, all the colors of the rainbow. I look at these wonderful pieces and am taken by the detail and creativity of each piece. While many may be of the same style or design, no two are exactly alike. It was truly an artist that created each of these amazing pieces, lovingly hand carving them. To me, each lovely jewelry item preserves a piece of history, somewhere in time.

I now know that my position in the Corporate Business world was not "who" I wanted to be in life. I thank God that I was able to take some time to be with my children, despite the difficulties of being a single Mom. I began the shops as a hobby to support my collection and pay a few bills, but have discovered that I alone cannot serve it well enough to make a full living. I have explored several options for new careers and am in the midst of completing extensive training and am currently working in a field that supports individuals with various disabilities and barriers in work and in the community.

My shops will continue as my love and passion remain and they have become a very important part of who I am and will always be. My cherished, special pieces are displayed in my large, lighted china cabinet - (whoops, no dishes/china) LOL - and much of my home decor is also from times long ago but fondly remembered :-)

Thank you for stopping by and please convo me with any questions. I proudly offer an Unconditional Satisfaction Guarantee on All items in the shops, for Any reason. If you are not happy, I am not happy.

Cheers, Laura

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Last updated on January 19, 2015
~~ Welcome to the Bakelite Bakery! Thank you for visiting!

~~ I offer Antique, Vintage & Handmade Bakelite and Plastics jewelry, supplies, accessories and more. I hope to fulfill your Bakelite Cravings complementing a wonderful Life Love and Happiness! Check back as I fill the shop with Delicious Antique Bakelite and Vintage Plastics ~ Visit my sister Shop, TrueColorsForYou.Etsy.com for a wide variety of vintage and antique jewelry, beads & findings, lovely coordinating sets, accessories, kitchen, housewares, vintage paper/& more...

~~ Please do not hesitate to contact me with ANY questions!
~~ My Goal is for 100% Happiness and Satisfaction - Guaranteed for any reason!
~~ Please Read about 'Vintage and Antique' Items in 'Additional Information' if you are new to these treasures!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
  • Other Method
Payment
~*~* I Accept Several Forms of Payment for your convenience!:
~ Paypal ~ Etsy direct checkout ~ Money Orders & Personal Checks ~ For more information about how to check out, visit - https://www.etsy.com/help/article/339

NOTE - Items purchased via Paypal MUST be from, and be mailed to, a 'Confirmed Paypal Address' as required by their seller policies. If you request I mail to an "Unconfirmed Address", I reserve the right to require Priority Mail shipping and Insurance at your Cost or cancel the transaction. Accepted Payments:
~~ USA BUYERS-
1) Paypal Payments are requested within 3 days, however; 'E-checks' are requested within 1 day as they take 4-10 days to clear. I request that you contact me to discuss your plans for payment if you are unable to meet these terms.
2) Money Orders and Cashiers Checks~ Please Mail within 2 working days. Please send a convo when at mailing to ensure I 'hold' your item.
3) Personal Checks with Name/Address imprinted at the top. Please Mail within 2 days. Please send a convo at mailing to ensure I 'hold' your item.
4) Cash at your discretion only - I am unable to ensure postal service delivery. Please Mail within 2 days. Please send a convo when at mailing to ensure I 'hold' your item.
*~*~NEW BUYERS*~*~with Feedback Under 10: Please Pay with Paypal at Time of Purchase~ If you are a new buyer and unable to pay at purchase with Paypal or would like to pay with a different form of payment, PLEASE contact me via convo at Time of Purchase do discuss your specific plans for payment. I'm sorry; I have had multiple Non-Paying purchases which have been held without payment and I can no Longer afford to so. If you do not contact me via email or convo at time of purchase, I will need to relist the item(s) and cancel the transaction.
~~**USA NOTE~ Orders paid via Money orders, Cashier's checks & Personal Checks may be held after deposit until Payment clears my bank. Clearing of Money Orders and Cashier's Checks usually takes 2-4 business days. Clearing of Personal Checks usually takes 4-10 business days. REMEMBER, I have no control over the time it takes me to Receive your Check from the Postal Service or guarantee its delivery. Shipping of your order includes Delivery Confirmation (it does not include insurance for damage, lost or stolen items - see 'Shipping' below) ~
~~ INTERNATIONAL Buyers - I appreciate your Business! I accept the following Payments:
1) Paypal Payments are requested within 3 days, however; 'E-checks' are requested within 1 day as they take 4-10 business days to clear. I request that you contact me to discuss your plans for payment if you are unable to meet these terms.
2) POSTAL Service or other Money Orders in US dollars Only~ Please Mail within 2 working days. Please send a convo when mailing to ensure I am able to 'hold' your item.
3) USA Funds in CASH at your discretion Only. cannot guarantee receipt of checks).
~~**INTERNATIONAL Payment NOTE~ Orders paid via Money orders and Cashier's checks will be held after deposit until Payment clears my bank. Clearing of Money Orders and Cashier's Checks usually takes 5-10 business days. REMEMBER, I have no control over the time it takes me to Receive your Check from the Postal Service and Cannot Guarantee its delivery to me. First Class Int'l Shipping includes 'Certificate of Mailing' and Customs forms. It does NOT include Tracking, Confirmation of Delivery or insurance for damage, lost or stolen items (see 'Shipping' below)~
Shipping
~~ I Gladly ship Worldwide! ~~ Remember, however, I have No control over delivery once I mail your package. The ONLY Guarantee for delivery time frame is through USPS Express Mail Guaranteed - which is in the $60 + Range for International ~ Thank you for your understanding.

~~ Shipping Fees Listed Include - Postal shipping cost, Delivery Confirmation (USA only), a small handling fee, and packaging

~ USA Buyers: We accept Paypal, money orders, cashier's checks & personal checks (may be held for clearing of payment). USA shipping includes Delivery Confirmation. Insurance is NOT included but is strongly recommended, especially for rare/expensive orders~ convo us for rates. If insurance is not chosen, buyer assumes All responsibility for lost, stolen, damaged or Non-delivered items. We ship at least once a week and usually in 1-3 days After cleared Payment (M-F, No Holidays).

~ INTERNATIONAL Buyers ~

NOTE - There is NO Delivery Time Guarantee on ANY TYPE of USPS Mailing Except International Express Mail Guarantee and the "Guarantee" is usually in 6-8 days! (Rates begin at about a whopping $45). First Class International and Priority Mail International are taking 3 - 10 WEEKS! Yes, 3-10 weeks. I have no control over delivery time. Only when I ship - which is within 3-5 Business days After cleared payment (weekends excluded). If this is unacceptable, Please let me know and I will refund your purchase price.

S/H is usually quoted as USPS 1st Class International Mail for smaller, less fragile items to save on S/H costs. We require, and S/H costs include, USPS 'Certificate of Mailing' for an additional $1.45 which proves that a Package has been Mailed with Proper Customs Forms to your address. This fee is NOT reflected on the postage label, so please understand we have paid for it additionally. It does NOT provide tracking, insurance or delivery confirmation. Insurance is NOT available from the USPS 1st Class Mail so buyer agrees to responsibility for lost, stolen, damaged or Non-delivered items for 1st Class shipping. We do charge a small handling fee, Usually $2.00-$3.00 depending on items purchased. International Mailing involves filling out customs and certificate of mailing forms, packaging supplies, traveling to the Post Office (50+ minute Round Trip), waiting in line, etc. We do NOT Alter Customs Forms and Buyers are Responsible for ALL duties, Taxes, Customs or other Fees in their Country. I DO Reimburse Paypal Payments After Shipping if I have grossly miscalculated S/H.
~ PRIORITY Mail International is Available and is Required for most orders of $30+~ Priority Mail with Insurance may be required at our discretion for fragile and/or orders of $50+ ~ While I have found Priority mail to be Safer and more Reliable, it is NOT NECESSARILY Faster. The USPS indicates that it is, but I OFTEN have Priority Mail packages take 3-8 weeks to countries including Austrailia, New Zealand, Japan and others~ There is NO Guarantee for delivery time on packages other than EXPRESS MAIL GUARANTEED which at an outrageous price. You may purchase insurance with Priority International Parcels but it is quite expensive (and often MORE than the item itself). So please convo for rates ~
NOTE~ WE Reserve the Right to Require A Paypal 'Confirmed Addresses' or refuse any Sale at our Sole discretion. Priority Mail International Small Box and Envelopes Do NOT include insurance for Lost, Stolen or Damaged Items or Tracking. These Services are available beginning at a cost of $29.00 (Canada/Mexico) and MUCH MUCH Higher for other Countries $39+. We ship in 1-10 days, and Usually once a week, After Cleared Payment (M-F, No Holidays).

~ We combine shipping at reasonable rates! We recycle packing materials and supplies if possible to save the environment ~ We will try not to use any that have a smoke odor that we can detect.
Refunds and Exchanges
~~ GENERAL Customer Service ~ Our #1 goal is for you to be a happy and satisfied buyer! Please contact us for any reason & we will find a solution! We are not perfect, but describe to the best of our years of knowledge and ability.
~~ Note ~ Antique and Vintage items are 20, 50, 70, 100 or more years 'young' and have been lovingly WORN~ They are Not 'perfect' & may have wear consistent with their age - this is part of the art of vintage. We usually do not clean jewelry as most prefer to do so themselves.
Returns are intended for grossly misdescribed or misrepresented items (and usually do not include refunds for shipping). Please ask Questions Prior to purchasing and be aware of your 'size'. We realize there may be other circumstances that warrant a return and we welcome all input. We will find a solution to any issue! And if you are just not happy, we will accept a return, of course!
Additional policies and FAQs
Note:***Since We Believe In 'True Colors', Pictures Are Often Taken In Natural light and/or on Mirrors. There May Be Reflections (Sun, Camera Flash, Outdoor Greenery, Mirror Reflections, Colored Clothing), Shadows, White Or Colored 'Spots', Etc.

About Vintage Jewelry ~

Vintage Jewelry is From 'Somewhere in Time', lovingly worn and cherished... is Not new. We do not clean vintage jewelry as most wearers & collectors prefer to clean their own. Additionally, many signs of age rightfully add to the Beauty and Value of a piece.

Condition will vary with age, material and wear. We rate 'Vintage Condition' on 'Scale' (see below). Our rating is derived from several years experience collecting, selling & researching vintage jewelry. While we have experience, all ratings are our 'Honest Opinion'. But, Beauty lies in the Eyes of the Beholder. So, please let the photos, and any questions you may have, be your guide~

1) NBW - Never Been Worn & Near Mint/New Vintage Condition
2) Near Mint - Has been worn but shows little if any signs of wear
3) Excellent - Considering age, materials, etc, the piece may show minor signs of wear upon close inspection.
4) Very Good - Better than average wear for age & material: flaws not readily noticeable
5) Good - Average wear consistent with age & materials
6) Fair - A bit more than average wear, but a wonderful piece representative of the times and worth wearing.
7) TLC - May need a 'quick fix' or TLC to refurbish, but nothing major for anyone with a bit of patience.
8) Repair, Craft - will be noted clearly