BrighterBakelite

Vintage Bakelite in it's original color & highest shine

Phoenix, Arizona On Etsy since 2013

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BrighterBakelite

Vintage Bakelite in it's original color & highest shine

Phoenix, Arizona | 6,049 Sales

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About BrighterBakelite

Sales 6,049
On Etsy since 2013

I am a born tinkerer that has developed a method to safely remove Patina from Bakelite without affecting it.

For many years, I have restored vintage items including clothing, shoes, handbags, and jewelry. I found that there is this niche in Bakelite, which I have been interested in for over 20 years. I have acquired a stock of unmade Bakelite rods, pieces, and tubes that I make vintage style pieces out of.

I firmly believe in using things in their original condition whenever possible, restoring when possible, and altering only when it would make something useless useable again.

Collecting and wearing vintage has been a passion of my for all of my life. I grew up very poor, and got all of my clothes from thrift stores. That's how I developed my style. I learned to sew and restore when I was very young. My Mom was a seamstress, and my Dad is a mechanic.

It makes me very happy and proud to hear from my customer how much they love their Brighter Bakelite!

I post previews on my Facebook fan page, Instagram, and Twitter.

Jesse Fowler

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  • Jesse Fowler

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    A lifelong vintage lifestyle enthusiast, I got into Bakelite. I have Era books about it, am friends with people that are related to the inventor & his assistant, & made friends with the other artists & compared knowledge & techniques with them.

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