bakelitecache

Jewelry not for the timid!

Chicago, Illinois · 732 Sales

bakelitecache

Jewelry not for the timid!

Chicago, Illinois 732 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(335)

Announcement   BAKELITE AND MORE

i love to SHOP:)) Every trip i take to anywhere includes hunting for all the flea markets, antique shows, antique malls, anywhere i can hunt for treasures. I am so lucky i can turn an addiction into a business

BAKELITE AND MORE

I specialize in statement jewelry. Attention getting killer wow pieces.
i love big bold jewelry, Monies and Paris designers and the unsigned gems i am lucky to find.
I love plastic with all its fancy names bakelite, galalith, lucite, resin, phenolic plastic, celluloid, cellulose acetate
i love wearing jewelry . It always brings comments and smiles
my style can be described as jewelry not for the timid

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Last updated on Apr 20, 2016

BAKELITE AND MORE

i love to SHOP:)) Every trip i take to anywhere includes hunting for all the flea markets, antique shows, antique malls, anywhere i can hunt for treasures. I am so lucky i can turn an addiction into a business

BAKELITE AND MORE

I specialize in statement jewelry. Attention getting killer wow pieces.
i love big bold jewelry, Monies and Paris designers and the unsigned gems i am lucky to find.
I love plastic with all its fancy names bakelite, galalith, lucite, resin, phenolic plastic, celluloid, cellulose acetate
i love wearing jewelry . It always brings comments and smiles
my style can be described as jewelry not for the timid

susan marks

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susan marks

faceted vintage caramel bakelite bangle bracelet
faceted vintage caramel bakelite bangle bracelet
$66.00
vintage lucite beads french poodle dog pin pink
vintage lucite beads french poodle dog pin pink
$45.00
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5 out of 5 stars
(335)
stacylowe957

stacylowe957 on May 23, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
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This is a hoot! Such a cute little sign and very appropo at our house. So happy to find it!

Amy Marshall

Amy Marshall on May 20, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
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Fabulous piece! I love it! Thank you for such fast shipping and thoughtful packaging. Very happy :)

Anna Vlahakis

Anna Vlahakis on Apr 8, 2017

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About

shopping for treasures

Hi. I have been wearing and collecting jewelry forever. Really! As a little girl I remember playing dress up with my mother’s jewelry and her lucite purses, and I guess I never stopped!

In 1980's I started selling vintage jewelry at the big Chicago area antique shows and in an antique mall
I have been selling on line since
1999. I sell at antique shows both
in Florida and Chicago. I love to shop, I specialize in bold, statement runway style, costume jewelry. I love fancy named plastics, bakelite, galalith, lucite
When you see me I am always wearing wonderful jewelry, a pin, a bangle a necklace a ring
usually all at once.

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  • susan

    Owner

    Hi. I have been wearing and collecting jewelry forever. Really! As a little girl in the 1950s I remember playing dress up with my mother’s jewelry and her lucite purses, and I guess I never stopped!

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Last updated on Aug 3, 2016
Frequently asked questions

what is galalith

a milk based plastic used in european jewelry
similar to bakelite

how do you test for bakelite

i test with simichrome, if the pink simichrome turns yellow
when rubbed onto a piece
the piece is bakelite

how many pieces of jewelry should i wear at the same time

as long as you can lift your head and arms and walk
you are not wearing too many

how can i tell if a bangle will fit?

Not sure that wonderful bangle will fit? There is an easy way to know for sure. Put your thumb and pinky finger together, Take a soft tape measure, and measure around your hand. if you don't have a soft tape measure, you can use a piece of string. Just measure the string. Measure the place on your hand where on the bangle needs to slide over. (Not your wrist) You will get a number from approx 6 to 9 1/2, depending on the size and flexibility of your hand. check that number against the inner circumference number the seller has provided in their listing. I need 7 3/4 minimum I like 8 8 1/2 better The problem with bangles is getting it over your hands.