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Reverse Carved Lucite Jewelry




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JEWEL CHAT

Costume Jewelry Magazine

"PLASTIC CARVING DESIGNS"
1947


From

The HOME CRAFTSMAN
The Magazine for the Practical Homeowner
March-April 1947
Reverse Carving





The HOME CRAFTSMAN
March-April, 1947

"Flower forms for internal carving in plastics."
by Harry Zeback

"Before starting an internal carving, polish one or
more
edges of the clear plastic so you can see how deep you are carving. Outline
the design… press gently using a tapered drill… avoid cutting one flower
form into another."

Each flower is formed by carving at various
angles and shapes, and to different depths.

The rose seems the most challenging to
master. "Flowers may be left natural or colored with plastic dyes, tempera
colors, oil paints or lacquers… cavities may be filled with plaster of
Paris if desired."

Carved Bakelite, Lucite and
plastic jewelry and was made in home workshops and high school shop classes
as well as being done professionally. While it was most popular in the
1940’s-1950’s, there are carvers who still do this kind of work today, such
as Ron & Ester Shultz. Examples of this kind of intricate jewelry is
shown below.




LUCITE
reverse carved and painted desk ornament. Although the flower looks almost
real, it is not. Nothing is embedded into the Lucite but rather, it is
carved and panted from the reverse, giving a realistic appearance from the
front.
View
View #B23229

Side view showing depth of carving.

Back view showing carved area sealed with
resin.




LUCITE
reverse carved pink rose lipstick stand, 1-1/4" high and 2-1/8" wide, tag on
bottom reads, "Bircraft, Huntington, Indiana". #B23508

All pieces shown for
scale.


LUCITE
reverse carved pink rose pen stand, 2" x 2". #B23509




LUCITE reverse carved and painted red roses pin, 2".
View #B12792

LUCITE reverse carved and painted 1-3/4" pin and 3/4"
screw back earrings with red and white roses. View
View #B12795

LUCITE reverse carved and painted rectangular
1-1/2" pin with yellow roses on black background. View
#B12798




LUCITE reverse carved and painted orange butterfly and
pansy pin, 1-3/4".
View #B12799

LUCITE oval reverse carved and painted 1-5/8" pin with red
roses on white background. View
#B12797

LUCITE
reverse carved and painted red roses clip back earrings 5/8".
#B23388




LUCITE reverse carved and painted purple flower brooch, 2".
View #18202

LUCITE
reverse carved and painted blue roses clip back earrings 5/8".
View #B13891

LUCITE reverse
carved and painted yellow roses pin and screw-back earrings. #B23493




LUCITE reverse carved pink
roses and green leaves pin and earrings. #B23731


LUCITE
reverse carved and painted basket with lavender flowers pin, 2".
View #B27257

LUCITE reverse
carved pink rose desk ornament.
View #B23648




LUCITE reverse
carved red roses 1-1/3" pendant on 15" chain, 1-1/3" pin and 1" screw back
earrings.
#B27449


LUCITE reverse carved and painted
floral bangle, 2-1/2" by 1/2".
View
#B27258

LUCITE reverse carved and
painted violets 1-1/2" pin and 1" pierced earrings. #B27557




VIEW of all for size comparison.

LUCITE floral ring stands, each 2" tall. Orange 1-1/2" wide
#B23099; pink 1-5/8" wide #B23101; red 1-1/2" wide #B23097; yellow 1-1/2"
wide #B23098.
View #B23097

LUCITE reverse carved and painted stand, 3" by 3".
View
View #B23389




LUCITE reverse carved and
painted red floral brooch, 1-5/8".
View #B29272

LUCITE reverse carved and
painted lovely pastel colors floral bouquet brooch, 2".
View #B29271

LUCITE reverse carved pink orchid
oval brooch, 2".
View #B29358




REVERSE carved
and painted Lucite yellow rose car holder, 2" by 2-5/8".
#B28025

REVERSE carved and painted
Lucite stand with white flowers, 2-3/4". #B28024

REVERSE carved
and painted Lucite ornament/paper weight with pink rose, 1-7/8" by 1-1/4".
#B28026



REVERSE carved and
painted Lucite pink rose card holder. #B28027

REVERSE carved and painted
Lucite red rose vanity ornament, 1/2 of old "Borcraft" label on back,
3". #B28028

REVERSE carved and painted
Lucite white floral rong stand. #B23099




GEM TONE reverse carved and
painted roses on black background brooch with original paper tag on back,
2". View #B26375

LUCITE reverse carved deer in a
landscape brooch, 1-1/2".
View
#B29148

LUCITE reverse
carved pink roses and green leaves pin with a black background.
View #B23646

Reverse Carved Bakelite




BAKELITE apple juice stretchy
bracelet with reverse carved apple juice floral front, 6-1/2" when relaxed
by 1-1/4" wide at front and 1" wide at back.
View
View #B32504
BAKELITE green and yellow
marbled stretchy bracelet with reverse carved apple juice floral front,
6-5/8" by 1-1/3" front by 1" back.
View
View #B32502
BAKELITE green stretchy
bracelet with reverse carved apple juice floral front, 6-5/8" by 1-1/3"
front by 1" back. View
View #B32503


BAKELITE reverse carved
stretchy bracelet, red and apple juice, 7" by 1-5/8" front by 1" back.
View
View #B32505
BAKELITE reverse carved
stretchy bracelet, green and apple juice with square center, 6" by 1-1/4"
front by 1" back, a few tiny smooth flea bites at edges.
View
View #B32506
BAKELITE reverse carved stretchy bracelets.




BAKELITE apple juice reverse
carved and painted fishes center with round with orange beads stretchy
bracelet, 6-7/8" when relaxed by 2" at the front and 1" at the back, circa
1940. View
View
View #B32501
BAKELITE reverse carved red
and apple juice pansy stretchy bracelet, pin and earrings, bracelet 7" by
1-1/8" front by 1" back, brooch 2" and earrings 1". View
View
View
View
View
View #B32507
BAKELITE reverse carved red
and apple juice pansy stretchy bracelet, pin and earrings, bracelet 7" by
1-1/8" front by 1" back, brooch 2" and earrings 1". View
View
View
View
View
View #B32507




BAKELITE green
transparent reverse carved hinged bangle with three rows of clear
rhinestones, 6-1/3" by 1-1/4".
View #B24329
BAKELITE green and apple
juice reverse carved flower links bracelet, 7-1/4" by 1-3/16" wide.
View
View
View
View
View #B32127

LUCITE
and orange plastic vase with embedded (rather than reverse
carved) seashells, 2-5/8.
View #B23510

Shultz Bakelite &
Lucite
Contemporary Reverse Carved Jewelry




SHULTZ bakelite transparent
green bangle with carved yellow flowers and lavender dots, 2-1/2" by 1"
by 1/4". #B63055

SHULTZ bakelite apple juice to
green Prystal changer bangle with reverse carved fish, bubbles and seaweed,
2-1/2" by 1-1/4" by 1/4" thick.
View
View #B63558

SHULTZ
bakelite green transparent bangle with black reverse carved and painted
design, 2-1/2" by 5/8" by 1/4". #B63073






SHULTZ bakelite apple juice
bangle with reverse carved criss-cross design painted in orange, 2-1/2" by
5/8" by 1/3". #B64057

SHULTZ bakelite transparent day glo pink bangle with reverse carved and
painted blue slashes, 2-1/2" by 1/2" by 1/4". #B65474

SHULTZ bakelite orange transparent bangle with orange reverse carved and
painted cross hatches, 2-1/2". #B65523




SHULTZ bakelite red transparent bangle with reverse carved black
slashes, 2-1/2" by 1/2" by 1/3". #B31404

SHULTZ bakelite clear
turning to apple juice reverse carved purple criss-crossed bangle, 2-1/2" by
5/8" by 1/3". View
#B31600

SHULTZ bakelite apple juice reverse carved fishes bangle, 2-1/2" by
1" by 1/3".
View #B31405




SHULTZ Lucite hinged bangle with
reverse carved fishes, 7" by 3/4" by 1/2".
View #B63564

SHULTZ reverse carved Lucite
hinged bangle with multi-colored dots, 7" by 3/4" by 1/3". #B63626

SHULTZ bakelite apple juice
bangle with reverse carved and painted gold fish and sea weed, 2-1/2" by
1-1/8" by 1/3". #B64869