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Bakelite Bangles



Morning Glory Collects…


vintage
jewelry we enjoy buying, wearing and sharing

BAKELITE
BRACELETS


circa 1930s to
1970’s





Bakelite
Bangles


Dots,
Prystal &
Over-dyed






Leo Beakeland (1863 -1944), a Belgian who had
moved to America, was the inventor of Bakelite.

Made by the condensation of phenol and
formaldehyde in the presence of a catalyst, it was used

for everything from tools and telephones to
jewelry. "Bakelite" is frequently used as a generic name for all phenol
formaldehyde, including Catalin and Marblette, which came later and in a
wider range of colors. Bakelite is a thermoset plastic, meaning that once
cast or molded and hardened, it will not melt, burn or dissolve. It can only
be worked by carving, sawing, tumbling, painting and gluing.
One type of bakelite is called "Prystal",

often described as a dichroic (color changing) bakelite, and also as a fully
transparent bakelite.

Making Bakelite jewelry was at it’s zenith from the late 1920s till the
start of WWII in 1942, and even after Diane Von Furstenberg and Hattie
Carnegie, among others, leant their names to this wonderful jewelry. The
lack of money and need for inexpensive fun during the Depression era of the
1930s gave the whimsy, colorful and cheerful look of bakelite jewelry the
perfect market. The sophisticated Deco and machine age look of some of the
pieces made them fashion-forward.

Today, not only the vintage bakelite jewelry is collected, but also the work
of contemporary Bakelite artisans who are fashioning different styles of
jewelry using old stock and bakelite pieces and parts. Sadly, it is also
being faked, like so many things these days, so buy from a reputable dealer.
It is such fun to wear, and mixing and matching stacks of bangles is just
part of the personalization of your own collection.

We have a wonderful selection on our web site and enjoy both buying and
selling it.

See our bakelite feature in Jewel Chat.

BAKELITE BANGLES Page 1
BAKELITE BANGLES Page 2

BAKELITE BANGLE Page 3
BAKELITE BANGLES Page 4

BAKELITE BAN GLES Page 5

BAKELITE BANGLES for sale

Vintage SAMPLES of BAKELITE, CATALIN
and MARBLETTE COLORS




BAKELITE Marblette chain
of color sample chips in a rainbow of colors, each chip is 3-1/4" by 2" by
1/4" thick and the entire chain is 36" long. #B63411
BAKELITE Marblette chain
of color sample chips in a rainbow of colors, each chip is 3-1/4" by 2" by
1/4" thick and the entire chain is 36" long. #B63411
View
View
View #B63411

BAKELITE Marblette
color chips chain with 18 chips, many but not all disks marked with "Marbelette"
and a color number. This chain is all transparent colors. Each disk is
2-1/8" by 1-1/4" and from 1/3" down to 1/8" thick. Gorgeous bakelite colors,
circa 1950. #B63852

BOWTIE, RANDOM & DOT BANGLES
Among the more rare of all the bakelite jewelry, these come in really
wonderful colors and a stack of them creates a geometric delight.




BAKELITE purple and cream bow tie wide bangle and ring, bangle 2-1/2" by 1" by 1/3"
thick, size 6 and 7/8" along the finger with a dome that rises 1/2" above
it. This bangle is similar to the one shown on the cover of the July
1985 Connoisseur Magazine that contains the famous article about
vintage bakelite jewelry. View #B35386
BAKELITE bow tie and random
dots bangles and rings. Similar pieces can be seen in Matthew Burkholz’s
book "The Bakelite Collection" on page 9, 65 and 70. #B35386
BAKELITE colorful random dot
rings. These pieces can be seen in Matthew Burkholz’s
book "The Bakelite Collection" on page 70. #B35386




BAKELITE caramel and
cream bow tie dots bangle with bow tie dots in cream on a caramel brown
bangle, circa 1940, 2-1/2" by 1/2" by 1/3".
View #B35234

BAKELITE peach and cream
bowtie dots bangle bracelet, 2-1/2" by 1" by 1/3". This has one slight
scratch on it, barely noticeable. #B35387


BAKELITE
black bangle with cream dots, angle cut and rare, 2-1/2" by
5/8" wide and 1/3" thick. View
#B36508




BAKELITE mustard and
cream random dot
bangle, 2-1/2" by 1/3" by 1/2".
View
#B36022

BAKELITE mustard and
cream domed dots ring,
size 5-3/4 and 7/8" across front. The famous
BAKELITE
article in July 1985 issue of Connoisseur Magazine shows rings like this
one. You can also see one like this in Burkholz’s "The
Bakelite Collection" page 70, and in red on page 48 of "The Bakelite Jewelry
Book" by Davidov & Dawes. Also shown in Pina’s "Good-Better-Best"
page 156. The famous
BAKELITE
article in July 1985 issue of Connoisseur Magazine shows rings like this
one.
View #B32126
BAKELITE green and
cream random dots bangle, 2-1/2" by 1/2" by 1/3", can be worn but it does
have an old crack in it. This piece is in the book "Collecting Art
Plastic Jewelry" by Leigh Leshner on page 185. View
View #B65505




BAKELITE purple and cream
random dots ring, size 6 and 7/8" along the finger with a dome that rises
1/2" above it. View
View #B35386
BAKELITE green and
butterscotch random dots ring, size 6 and 7/8" along the finger with a dome
that rises 1/2" above it. This has one slight pin prick in the front,
probably from when it was made.
View
View #B35381
BAKELITE red and cream random
dots ring, size 5-3/4 and 7/8" along the finger with a dome that rises 1/2"
above it. The famous
BAKELITE
article in July 1985 issue of Connoisseur Magazine shows rings like this
one. View
View #B35364




BAKELITE cheerful polka dots spacer
bangles, overdyed to create the dots rather than having inset dots, 2-1/2" by 1/3" by 1/4", set of 3. The
wash is slightly worn at some edges. #B35243


BAKELITE
orange ring with random butterscotch dots, size 6 and the domed
front is 7/8" wide and 1/3" tall.
View
View #B36484

BAKELITE tortoise swirl and
deep cream dots bangle bracelet, 2-1/2" by 1/2" by 1/3". #B35379



BAKELITE recently
polished white bangle with
six marbled chocolate
brown round dots,
2-1/2" by 1/2" with 1/3" walls. If you look at the last
photo, it shows what this bangle will look like if it’s left in the light to
mellow for
a few years, and you can see a bit of that color still on the inside of the
bangle now, too.
View
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#B66765


BAKELITE
bowtie dot bangle in deeply mellowed colors, circa 1940
and 2-1/2" by
1/2" by 1/3". Sadly this is cracked on one side, but it could
carefully be worn.

View


View


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#B66712




BAKELITE octagonal M&M bangle in
swamp and blue moon, a fabulous combination, each M&M set on a flattened
oval, 8 total, 2-1/2" by 7/8" by 1/3".
View #B63989
BAKELITE butterscotch M&M
bangle with applied domed butterscotch swirl M&M dots, 2-1/2" by 1-1/4" by
1/3". #B63746
BAKELITE chartreuse green M&M
bangle with green M&Ms, 2-1/2" by 1" by 1/4". #B64499




BAKELITE butterscotch bangle
with medium butterscotch dots x 6, 2-1/2" by 1" by 1/4". #B64492

BAKELITE orange translucent
swirl octagonal bangle with red dots circa 1950s, 2-1/2" by 1" by 1/3".
#B63671


BAKELITE
black bangle with six marbled brown dots, 2-1/2" by 1/2" with 1/3" walls.

View
#B66741

REVERSE CARVED BANGLES,
STRETCHY BANGLES & Brooches

The reverse carving is hard enough, but to then delicately paint designs
into the carving is even more difficult. These look a bit like
paperweights in person, really fun. "Stretchy" bracelets are bracelets with
segments strung on elastic, and they are often a bit smaller around the
wrist than
hard bangles are.




BAKELITE apple juice carved, reverse carved and painted bangle, 2-/2"
by 7/8" by 1/3" walls. This is one of the two best bakelite
bangles I have ever owned, with the reflectivity one of the most amazing
features. The design changes when you turn the bangle, too, somewhat like a
kaleidoscope.
View
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View #B40361
BAKELITE
These are probably the most spectacular bakelite bangles I have ever owned.
Carved both inside and out, they reflect the painted colors in an absolutely
amazing way.
BAKELITE apple juice carved, reverse carved and painted
bangle, 2-/2" by 7/8" by 1/3" walls. This is one of the
two best bakelite bangles I have ever owned, with the reflectivity one of
the most amazing features. The design changes when you turn the bangle, too,
somewhat like a kaleidoscope.
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View


View


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#B40362




BAKELITE transparent red
reverse carved bangle with floral designs, 2-1/2" by 7/8" with 1/3" walls.
Bakelite bangles like this are in the "Bakelite Jewelry Book" by
Corinne Davidov & Ginny
Redington Dawes on page 93.

View
#B40339
BAKELITE transparent orange
reverse carved bangle with floral designs, 2-1/2" by 7/8" with 1/3" walls.
Bakelite bangles like this are in the "Bakelite Jewelry Book" by
Corinne Davidov & Ginny
Redington Dawes on page 93.

View #B40340
BAKELITE transparent apple
juice bangle with reverse carved and painted yellow flowers and leaves.
Bakelite bangles like this are in the "Bakelite Jewelry Book" by
Corinne Davidov & Ginny
Redington Dawes on page 93.

View #B40341



BAKELITE reverse
carved and painted bangle stack. Bakelite bangles like these are in the
"Bakelite Jewelry Book" by
Corinne Davidov & Ginny Redington Dawes on page 93.
BAKELITE apple juice and green reverse carved and painted
bangle, 2-1/2" by 7/8" with 1/3" walls.
View #B40364





BAKELITE domed transparent green bangle with reverse carving lightly colored
yellow, 2-1/2" by 3/4" with 1/4" walls.
View
View
#B40735

BAKELITE
apple juice bangle with
beautifully reverse carved flowers and leaves, 2-1/2" by 1" with 1/3" walls.
I love reverse carving, the design seems to change a bit each time you turn your
arm.
Bakelite bangles like this are in the "Bakelite Jewelry Book" by Corinne Davidov
& Ginny Redington Dawes on page 93, where they call it, "The Best of the
Best".

View
#B40750

BAKELITE apple
juice partial rope carved bangle with reverse carved flowers and leaves,
2-1/2" by 5/8" by 1/3" walls. Because of the rope caving, the design changes
in a beautiful way as you turn your arm.
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#B43041




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. This piece can be seen
in Matthew Burkholz’s
book "The Bakelite Collection" on page 127.
View
View #B32504
BAKELITE reverse carved
flowers green tinged tan marbled and apple juice stretchy bracelet, 6-1/2"
by 1-1/4" by 1" wide at the back.
View
View #B34768
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 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. This bracelet
was featured in the October 2001
"Victoria Magazine".
This piece can also be seen in Matthew Burkholz’s
book "The Bakelite Collection" on page 127.
View
View #B32506
BAKELITE reverse carved stretchy bracelets. Pieces like this can be seen in
Matthew Burkholz’s
book "The Bakelite Collection" on page 127.
BAKELITE reverse carved
stretchy bracelet, red and apple juice, 7" by 1-5/8" front by 1" back.
View
View #B32505





BAKELITE butterscotch and
apple juice reverse carved stretchy bracelet, 7" wearable size, 1-3/4"
wide at the front and 1" at the back.
View #B36482

BAKELITE apple juice and
orange reverse carved stretchy bracelet circa 1940, 7" by 1-3/16".
This is beautifully carved and in excellent condition, a real treat to wear.
View
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#B33497


BAKELITE
apple juice and butter yellow stretchy bracelet with reverse
carved pansy, flowers and leaves, rare color, 7" by 1-1/8" front and 1" back.

See
other bracelets like this in the fabulous book by Matthew Burkholz "Bakelite Collection" on page 127.
View #B36706




BAKELITE apple juice and red
reverse carved stretchy bracelet, 7" by 1" front and 7/8" band.
View
View
View #B34565
R&R


BAKELITE
apple juice and red reverse carved dress clips, set of 2
(matches #B34565), each 1-7/8" by 1-9/16".
View #B36590


BAKELITE
#B32505




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 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. See this in green in Davidov & Dawes "Bakelite Jewelry" page 88. View
View
View #B32501
BAKELITE green and apple
juice reverse carved flower links bracelet, 7-1/4" by 1-3/16" wide.
View
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View #B32127



BAKELITE red and apple
juice stretchy bracelet with reverse carved flower bouquet, 7-1/3"by 1-1/4" at front and 1"
at the back. View
View
View #B34033


BAKELITE
apple juice and red reverse carved dress clips, set of 2
(matches #B34565), each 1-7/8" by 1-9/16".
View #B36590

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". See
Burkholz "Bakelite Jewelry Collection" page 127 and Davidov & Dawes
"Bakelite Jewelry" page 94. View
View
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View #B32507







BAKELITE apple juice reverse
carved and painted hinged bangle bracelet with flowers, 6-1/4" by 1".
View
View #B34203


BAKELITE
apple juice reverse carved brooch with painted flowers, 2-1/8".

Bakelite pieces like this are in the "Bakelite Jewelry Book" by
Corinne Davidov & Ginny Redington
Dawes on page 92.
View #B36526
Both


BAKELITE
apple juice chunky fish bangle with reverse carved and lightly
painted swimming fish all the way around, circa 1940, 2-1/2" by 1" by 1/3"
thick. It always amazes me how three-dimensional these look, like a
paperweight. The paint may have worn off a bit over time, and/or it may have
just been painted lightly in the first place.

View


View
#B31118



BAKELITE reverse carved
apple juice and butterscotch stretchy bracelet and screw back earrings,
circa 1940. Intricately carved, highly polished and lovely color
combination. See other bracelets like this in Burkholz’ "Bakelite
Collection" on page 127.
View
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View #B13100
BAKELITE reverse carved and painted
stretchy bracelets.

BAKELITE
apple juice with reverse carved little flowers clamper
bracelet, wearable size 7" by 1".

View
#B37217





BAKELITE
translucent green and apple juice reverse carved brooch, 3-1/8"
by 1-1/3". View
Viewd #B36743


BAKELITE
reverse carved and painted flowers bar brooch, 3-1/8" by 7/8".
View #B64118


BAKELITE
pearlized butterscotch swirl and apple juice reverse carved and
painted flowers on an oval brooch, 2-1/2" by 1-3/4".
View #B36336





BAKELITE
BAKELITE apple
juice bangle reverse carved and painted with two orange and yellow flowers
and green vines and leaves, 2-1/2" by 1/2" with 1/4" walls.
View
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#B40515

BAKELITE




BAKELITE apple juice and
caramel reverse carved stretchy bracelet with rose and dots design, the
caramel color is achieved by a resin wash over butterscotch so it has a
lovely translucence, one scratch on the front, relaxed size 6-1/2" and it is
1-1/3" wide at the front and 1" at the back.
View
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View #B35528


BAKELITE
apple juice bangle with butterscotch edges and reverse carved
and painted flowers and leaves, 2-1/2" by 1" with 1/3" walls.
Sadly, this is cracked and also has been
repaired.

View
#B66713

BAKELITE apple juice vine reverse carved bangle,
2-1/2" by 5/8" with 1/4" walls. Apple juice is one of my
favorite bakelite colors and this is no exception.
View
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#B40734

PRYSTAL & TRANSPARENT BAKELITE
by Brandon Welch, bakelite artisan

Prystal was specifically not a "Bakelite
Corporation" innovation. It actually occurred after the patent
lapsed in 1914 and was released to compete with the phenolic
jewelry market. Bakelite Corporation eventually would follow suit and create a
formula and release translucent phenolics of their own.

The early Bakelite formula did not have the
clarity that the material known as Prystal would come to be
associated with. It was either "Marblette" or "Catalin" who created
the super pure formula that allowed true translucent to be made. I
think it was Marblette who coined the term. I believe Catalina
played into this notion with their new "Gem of Plastics" ad
campaign. Ranging from water clear to all the colors of the rainbow,
Prystals have an almost optical clarity to them, no marbling, no
fogginess and especially no inclusions or little bits of dust or
debris trapped inside. I would say that Prystals are phenolics with
the visual quality of colored glass.

copyright by Brandon Welch
at Brandon Welch Bakelite




BAKELITE apple juice chunky
bangle with reverse carved horizontal lines, 2-1/2" by 1" by 1/3".
This can be seen in the wonderful book by Burkholz’ "The Bakelite
Jewelry Collection" on page 58. #B63337

BAKELITE wide Prystal green changer
carved bangle, 2-5/8" by 1-1/4" by 1/3" thick. The green has
an apple juice tint at the edges. Terrific color
and carving! #B35122.

BAKELITE apple juice well
carved and tumbled bangle, 2-1/2" by 5/8" by 1/3".
View #B34399




BAKELITE apple
juice and transparent green carved bangle, 2-1/2" by 3/4" with 1/3" walls.
Most of this amazing bangle is neither Prystal nor transparent, but it’s
shown here because it looks so perfect with the other bangles around it.
View
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View #B40715

BAKELITE
stack of apple juice and transparent emerald green bangles that
sparkle with light.
BAKELITE
green transparent bangle with reverse carved cross-hatching, 2-1/2" by 1"
with 1/3" walls.
View
View
View #B40691




BAKELITE bangle in transparent green with apple juice
lines 2-1/2" by 1" with 1/3" walls at the widest. This green
and gold combo is just luminous!
View
#B40716
BAKELITE
luminous stack of wonderful bangles!
BAKELITE translucent apple juice bangle with slight orange tints,
2-1/2" by 1" with 1/3" walls.
View
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#B40726




BAKELITE apple juice
rope carved bangle with diagonal carving on every other segment, 2-1/2" by
3/4" by 1/3". #B36229
BAKELITE apple juice rope carved bangle, 2-1/2" by 3/4" with 1/4" walls.
This rich and delicious apple juice color is terrific alone or with other
stacks.
View

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#B40760
BAKELITE reverse carved apple juice bangle, carved on the outside with
seven rows of horizontal grooves and reverse carved on the inside with
cross-hatching, really wonderful! Circa 1940 and it is 2-1/2" by 3/4" with
1/4" walls, some rough edges from the original carving.
View

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#B40708


BAKELITE
heavily carved root beer bangle, 2-1/4" by 7/8" by 1/3".
#B16034.
BAKELITE apple juice and red
transparent carved bangle, 2-1/2" by 1" by 1/3", one small nick at an
edge. View
View
View #B35438
BAKELITE apple juice and red
transparent carved bangle, 2-1/2" by 1" by 1/3", one small nick at an
edge. View
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View #B35438.





BAKELITE
bangles in apple juice and red, a delightful stack!
BAKELITE
apple and cherry juice bangle and set of 2
matching clips, bangle 2-1/2" by 7/8" with 1/3" thick walls, clips each 2-1/2" by
1-1/3", mint condition and circa 1940. The last photo shows how this
could look in a stack of two other bangles, just for example.
View
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View #B40800

BAKELITE
bangle stack.





BAKELITE
red transparent bangle carved with rectangular segments,
brilliant red reflections and c 1940, 2-1/2" by 5/8" with 1/3" thick
walls.

View
#B40866


BAKELITE
bangle with alternating segments of rich apple red and apple juice,
2-1/2" by 3/4" with 1/3" thick walls.

View
#B40867


BAKELITE
red transparent rope carved bangle with alternating
segments of carved and plain segments, 2-1/2" by 5/8" with 1/3" thick
walls.

View
#B40868




BAKELITE translucent red rope carved bangle with reverse carved lines,
2-1/2" by 1/2" with 1/4" walls.
View
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View #B40729
BAKELITE bangles
duo. #B40729e
BAKELITE transparent green rope carved bangle with
reverse carved lines, 2-1/2" by 1/2" with 1/4" walls.
View
View #B40728




BAKELITE transparent deep
apple juice bangle with rope carving, 2-1/2" by 3/4" by 1/3". A
bangle like this one can be seen in the book "Bakelite jewelry, the Art of
the Carver" by Deborah Lyons and Lyn Tortortiello on the opening page and on
page 77. #B36226.
BAKELITE transparent
rope caved bangles.
View #B40714

BAKELITE
transparent green rope carved bangle, 2-1/2" by 3/4" with 1/3"
walls.
View #B40714




BAKELITE transparent red and
apple juice bangle set of 2, both well carved, circa 1940. The apple juice
bangle has a few lightly rough places that you can feel with your fingers
only. Each bangle is 2-1/2" by 7/8" by 1/3".
View
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#B37185
BAKELITE transparent red and
apple juice bangle set of 2, both well carved, circa 1940. The apple juice
bangle has a few lightly rough places that you can feel with your fingers
only. Each bangle is 2-1/2" by 7/8" by 1/3".
View
View
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#B37185
BAKELITE
BAKELITE transparent red and
apple juice bangle set of 2, both well carved, circa 1940. The apple juice
bangle has a few lightly rough places that you can feel with your fingers
only. Each bangle is 2-1/2" by 7/8" by 1/3".
View
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#B37185





BAKELITE
Prystal transparent red carved and tumbled bangle, 2-1/2" by 3/4" by
1/3". This one always reminds me of cherry Jello!

View
#B16033.

BAKELITE transparent red and raspberry red carved and tumbled bangles,
each 2-1/2" by 3/4" with 1/3" walls. The center one is Prystal and the two
other bangles are resin washed to give them this color. All are carved the
same, as can be seen in this photo.
View #B40327

BAKELITE transparent
raspberry red over dyed bangle, 2-1/2" by 3/4" with 1/3" walls. Because it is
raspberry colored overdyed over apple juice, it will test red
with Simi-chrome, not mustard colored, but it is genuine bakelite.
View
#B40327




BAKELITE red transparent
ribbed bangle with carved horizontal lines inside the
bangle, 2-1/2" by 3/4" by 1/2". #B36222

BAKELITE bangle
in transparent
raspberry with lovely carving of thumbprints and swirls, 2-1/2" by 3/4"
with 1/3" walls. Because it is an apple juice bangle overdyed with a
raspberry color, it will test red
with Simi-chrome, not mustard color, but it is genuine bakelite.

View


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View
#B40342
BAKELITE
transparent red bangle with slash carving all the way around. This juicy
brilliant
bangle is 2-1/2" by 7/8" wide and the walls are 3/16" wide,
and it’s circa 1940. The last photo shows
how fun these are when stacked with other similar bangles, but the price is
just for this one bracelet. Some would call this Prystal bakelite.

View

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All
#B40620




BAKELITE
apple juice pebble or cobble stone bangles, 2-1/2" by 1" by 1/4".
The extra photo shows this bangle with a stack of others, just to show how
fun and versatile it is. This price is for the one bangle only.
View
View #B40686
BAKELITE
root beer pebble or cobble stone bangles, 2-1/2" by 1" by 1/4".
The extra photo shows this bangle with a stack of others, just to show how
fun and versatile it is. This price is for the one bangle only.
View
View
#B40687
BAKELITE transparent
butterscotch cobblestones bangle, 2 tiny edge chips, 2-1/2" by 1" by 1/4".
The extra photo shows this bangle with a stack of others, just to show how
fun and versatile it is. This price is for the one bangle only.
View View
#B40690






BAKELITE Prystal flower carved
bangles, rare set of 3 in the same carved design, green bangle is 2-1/2" by
1-1/8" by 1/4", orange is 2-1/2" by 1-1" by 1/4", iced tea tube is 2-1/2" by
1/2". View
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View #B34837
BAKELITE flower carved
bangles, rare set of 3 in the same carved design, green Prystal bangle is 2-1/2" by
1-1/8" by 1/4", orange is 2-1/2" by 1-1" by 1/4", iced tea tube is 2-1/2" by
1/2". View
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View #B34837
BAKELITE flower carved
bangles, rare set of 3 in the same carved design, green bangle is 2-1/2" by
1-1/8" by 1/4", orange is 2-1/2" by 1-1" by 1/4", iced tea tube is 2-1/2" by
1/2". View
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View #B34837




BAKELITE apple
juice wave carved bangle, 2-1/2" by 1-1/8" by 5/16".
Both #B36223.
BAKELITE apple
juice and translucent green wave carved bangles, each 2-1/2" by 1-1/8" by 5/16".
Both
#B36223 and 24294
BAKELITE apple
juice and translucent green wave carved bangles, each 2-1/2" by 1-1/8" by 5/16".
While this matches the apple juice bangle at the left, it is NOT a Prystal.
Both




BAKELITE
apple juice with a green tint bangle that is beautifully rope carved, 2-1/2" by 1"
by 1/3". #B36227
BAKELITE Prystal green carved
transparent bangle, 2-1/2" by 7/8" by 1/4". In this case, the bangle is
a changer green with plum
tints, really wonderful and circa 1940. #B37186
BAKELITE
green Prystal transparent bangle with clear rhinestones, 2-1/2" by 1" by
3/4". #B11518




BAKELITE carved apple juice hinged "stardust" bangle with flecks of
gold inside, circa 1937. This bangle is shown in Wassertrom & Pina "Bakelite
Jewelry", page 49. View
#B25434

PRYSTAL and rhinestone hinged
bangle and clip in a 1938 advertisement.

BAKELITE Prystal green
transparent reverse carved hinged bangle with three rows of clear
rhinestones, 6-1/3" by 1-1/4".
View #B24329|




BAKELITE apple juice faceted
bangle in a nice thick size with deeper apple juice tones, 2-1/2" by 3/4" by
1/2". #B36228
BAKELITE apple juice faceted
bangle with nice width and reflectivity, 2-1/2" by 1" by 1/3".
#B35856
BAKELITE apple juice faceted
bangle, 2-1/2" by 1" by 1/3". #B35857




BAKELITE apple juice chunky
faceted bangle with lovely reflective quality, 2-1/2" by 1" by 1/3".
#B36362
BAKELITE apple juice faceted
bangles set, as perfectly matched as you can get for hand made pieces, each
2-1/2" by 5/8" by 1/2", set of 2. Pieces like these can be seen in Matthew
Burkholz’s book "The Bakelite Collection" on page 119.
View #B65972

BAKELITE darker apple
juice bangle with a very slight orange tinge, 2-1/2" by 3/4" by 1/2".
#B64714




BAKELITE reverse carved fish
and sea weed bangle circa 1940, 2 1/2" by 1" by 1/3". #B31118.
BAKELITE apple juice reverse
carved and painted fish ring.
View
#B35936.
BAKELITE apple juice reverse fish
bangle, reverse carved and painted, age unknown, 2-1/2" by 1" by 1/4".
View #B35797


PRYSTAL & TRANSPARENT BAKELITE
By Kent Munday

One type of bakelite is called
"
Prystal",
and people seem to have differing ideas of what the definition of "Prystal"
really is. Wonderful contemporary bakelite jewelry artisan Kent Mundy
of Butterfly Workshop
shares his definition here. We thank him for
his information, as well as for the wonderful bakelite treasures he
makes!
Kent says:

PRYSTAL
These were original color formulations of the Catalin Corporation, post
patent acquisition from the Bakelite Corporation in 1927.
They are TRUE TRANSPARENTS, with zero marbling. (Some may show unintentional
inclusions, darker spots of unmixed dye streak etc.)

THERE ARE 3 TYPES…
~~~~~1. Colors you can see through unaided, or without backlighting. Over
50 distinct color variants are known in US production, with many more
possible. Also, many dozens more from the very sophisticated French
production.

~~~~~2. Colors that are very deep, saturated colors. These were early US
production, 1930s, and meant to mimic the finest saturated / deep color
gemstones. These are found in ruby, sapphire blue, cobalt blue, emerald,
amethyst and others. These have been mistakenly misattributed and
incorrectly described as "CHANGERS"
but THEY ARE NOT. These are simply the sumptuous family of dark prystals, which had only a few years production, as
the oxidation proved to turn them into a disappointment in a few short
years.

~~~~~3. Colors with foil inclusions, the "Stardust / Confetti" prystals. By
definition, also purely transparent, but with addition of a variety of types
and sizes saturation of metallic foils and pastilles. No, real gold was never
used. It is myth these pieces can be dated to a of couple short years.

We venture next into the inks spots and remaining "transparent marbles".
Then "translucent marbles" and "opaque marbles and "solid color translucents".
Then "true, solid color opaques".
Both tone and hue are also relevant to any scrutiny of color. Most people
avoid this depth of technical analysis of color. All these factors are
complicated by "original color" (that color as
originally cast, or restored to via abrasion and polish) versus "mature
state"
colors.

Only original color can be accurately quantified as the many factors
affecting surface oxidation color alteration are incalculable. One single
formula of white, for example, can result in dozens of variant depth tones
from the various oxidation factors. Apply this concept to the literally
thousands of known formulations and you have endless color variety
potential from this gem, like no other.

copyright by Kent Munday, 2005
@butterflyworkshop / Atelier Papillon

BAKELITE TRANSLUCENT





BAKELITE
super wide carved bangle, translucent medium green with
red-orange
tints, especially at the edges. It is leaf carved, 2-1/2" by 2" by 1/4" thick, 8" around the inside.
Bangles carved like this can be seen in the wonderful Matthew Burkholz book,
"The Bakelite Collection" on page 24.

View
#B39437
BAKELITE
bangles. #B39437

BAKELITE
wide carved bangle, translucent yellow green with amber tints,
leaf carved, 2-1/2" by 1-1/2" by 1/4" thick, 8" around the inside.
Bangles carved like this can be seen in the wonderful Matthew Burkholz book,
"The Bakelite Collection" on page 24.

View
#B39438


BAKELITE
translucent fresh green heavily carved bangles with apple juice edges, 2-1/2" by 1" by 1/4".
#B29010
BAKELITE apple
juice and translucent green wave carved bangles, each 2-1/2" by 1-1/8" by 5/16".
Both
BAKELITE golden translucent
leaf carved bangles, 2-1/2" by 1" by 1/4".
View
#B33390-1



BAKELITE golden translucent
leaf carved bangle, 2-1/2" by 1" by 1/4".
View
#B33390.
BAKELITE golden translucent
leaf carved bangles, 2-1/2" by 1" by 1/4".
View
#B33390-1
BAKELITE golden translucent
leaf carved bangle, 2-1/2" by 1" by 1/4". #B33391.




BAKELITE translucent apple
juice bangle with beautiful carving, 2-1/2" by 7/8" by 1/3".
View #B37403.
BAKELITE darkened apple juice
carved bangle, 2-1/2" by 1" by 1/2" .
View #B36648.
BAKELITE apple juice cloud
beautifully carved bangle, rare and fabulous, 2-1/2" by 1" by 1/2" thick.
View #B36416




BAKELITE apple juice
translucent
beautifully carved bangle, rare and fabulous, 2-1/2" by 1" by 1/2" thick.
View #B36394.
BAKELITE green translucent
carved bangle, 2-1/2" by 1" by 5/16".
View #B36901
BAKELITE translucent deep
apple juice deeply carved leaf bangle, wonderful color like dark honey,
2-1/2" by 7/8" by 1/2" thick. #B33809


BAKELITE pumpkin translucent
flower and leaf carved bangle 2-1/2" by 1-1/8" by 1/3".
View #B32371
BAKELITE pumpkin, butterscotch and green translucent flower and leaf
carved bangle 2-1/2" by 1-1/8" by 1/3".
View
View #B32372
BAKELITE butterscotch
translucent flower and leaf carved bangle 2-1/2" by 1-1/8" by 1/3".
View #B32372





BAKELITE darkened apple juice
carved bangle, 2-1/2" by 1" by 1/2" .
View #B36648
BAKELITE translucent marbled mint green rope carved
bangle, 2-5/8" by 7/8" by 1/3" wide.
View #B40228
BAKELITE translucent
pumpkin orange bangle with basket
weave carving, 2-1/2" by 3/4" with 1/4" walls.
View
View #B40731





BAKELITE
translucent wine colored thick flower- and cross-hatched bangle
with amazing
carving, 2-1/2" by 1/3" with 1/3" walls. You won’t see
carving like this on the more narrow bangles, but it’s worth the wait! Circa
1940, it’s in excellent condition.

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#B40722

BAKELITE wine color bangle stack.

BAKELITE
domed bangle in a richly colored transparent wine color, a great beauty and
also an interesting stacker, 2-1/2" by 1" by 1/4". It has an extremely tiny
smooth nick at one edge, difficult to find except with your fingers and
certainly not visible when worn. Circa 1940 and one of the more unusual
colors.
View #B65840




BAKELITE translucent wine bangle with stylized flower and leaf carving,
2-1/2" by 5/8" with 1/4" walls. It has a straw-colored swirl in
it, original to the piece, and one can been seen in one of the close-up
photos. It glows with the wine red color, so lovely and not an easy color to
find.
View
View View #B40723

BAKELITE translucent wine bangle carved with stylized roses and ridges,
2-1/2" by 7/8" wide and 3/16" walls. It has a nice chunk feel
and deep well-crafted carving. Held to the light, it has a wine red glow.
View
View
View
#B40724

BAKELITE translucent wine bangle with carved concentric
circles that have a pierced hole through the center round as a sculptural
part of the design. Circa 1940, it is 2-1/2" by 3/4" with 3/16" walls. Beautifully
carved and a joy to wear alone or stacked with others, as can be seen in the
last photo!
View
View
View
#B40721





BAKELITE
cherry juice Zia sun carved bangle, 2-1/2" by 1" by 1/4".
Circa 1940, this looks great with other bangles as well as alone.
#B40307

BAKELITE
milk chocolate brown Zia sun carved bangle, 2-1/2" by 1" by
1/4". Circa 1940, this looks great with other bangles as well as alone.
NOTE- This is neither Prystal nor transparent, so it’s only here because it
matches the carving of the bangles on either side.

View
#B62499

STACK

BAKELITE
black cherry juice Zia sun carved bangle, 2-1/2" by 1" by
1/4". Circa 1940, this looks great with other bangles as well as alone.
#B40308


BAKELITE apple juice and green
transparent marbled bangle, sometimes called "ink spot", 2-1/2" by
3/4" by 1/3". I would NOT call this a Prystal. #B64490

OVERDYED or
RESIN WASHED BAKELITE
and RE-POLISHED Bangles
Some Bakelite jewelry was finished with a layer of a
darker or different colored
wash, creating what is called "resin washed" or "overdyed" bakelite. These
pieces are some of
my personal favorites. But testing resin washed pieces can be difficult
as the wash tends to stop any oxidation at all. These are genuine
bakelite though.




BAKELITE
black cherry marbled saucer-shaped carved and black overdyed bangle, circa
1940, 2-1/2"
by 1" by 1/3". This is one of my favorites! #B12433

BAKELITE
green and brown resin washed swirl carved saucer bangle, 2-1/2"
by 1" by 1/3". #B37947
All 3
BAKELITE green
and brown resin washed swirl carved saucer bangle, 2-1/2" by 1" by 1/3".
#B37947





BAKELITE
denim blue carved and overdyed saucer bangle, 2-1/2"
by 1" by 1/3". It has been recently polished again to reveal the color it
was when it was new, circa 1940. A re-polished bakelite bangle similar
to this can be seen in the wonderful book by Matthew Burkholz, "The Bakelite
Collection" on page 49, top right.
View
#B37947
BAKELITE bangle stack showing four different colors.

BAKELITE bangle in Mississippi mud color with wide slash
carved and overdyed saucer shaped walls, 2-1/2" by 7/8" by 1/3" walls.
View #B40242



BAKELITE bangle in
caramel and chocolate marbled with black resin washed interior, 2-1/2" by 5/8" by 1/3".
#B16602
BAKELITE resin washed
pea green and brown bangles, each 2-1/2" by 5/8" by 1/3".
These can be seen in the book, "Collecting Art Plastic Jewelry" by Leigh
Leshner on page 101. #B16602b
BAKELITE resin washed pea
green and black bangle, 2-1/2" by 5/8" by 1/3". #B33315



BAKELITE
spinach green marbled resin washed thumb carved bangle with black resin wash, 2-1/2" by 5/8" by 1/4".

View


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View

#B18906
BAKELITE resin washed
or overdyed slash and thumb carved saucer shaped bangle
stacks. View
#B16602
BAKELITE blackberry or wine & custard overdyed thumbnail bangle with
black accents, 2-1/2" by 3/4" by 1/3".
View
View #B40229




BAKELITE bangle
in deeper blue-green with marbling and black overdyed thumbprint "dots", 2-1/2"
by 5/8" with 1/3" walls.
View

View


View
#B40747

BAKELITE
What a wonderful arm full of carved, resin washed or over dyed
bangles, some of my very favorites!
BAKELITE butterscotch bangle with a rust over dye and
black carved thumbnail dots, 2 rows, 2-1/2" by 5/8" with 1/3" walls, circa
1940.
View #B40791




BAKELITE carved and resin
washed stack of bangles. #B35360
BAKELITE toffee color or butterscotch and
black resin washed carved bangle, 2-1/2" by 1/2" by 1/3" #B35360

BAKELITE
bangle stack.





BAKELITE flame colored
slash carved and overdyed bangle, 2-1/2" by 3/4" by 1/3"
thick.
View

View
#B40230
BAKELITE flame colored
slash carved and overdyed bangle, 2-1/2" by 3/4" by 1/3"
thick.
View #B40230

BAKELITE
resin washed swamp bangle with black highlighted slash carving,
2-1/2" by 1/2" by 1/3". "Swamp" is a color name in bakelite for this tan-
pea-green swirl color.

View


View
#B12768




BAKELITE gouge
carved rope bangle in chocolate brown with a tint of red overdye on
butterscotch, 2-1/2" by 1/2" with 1/3" walls.
View

View
#B40379
BAKELITE gouge
carved rope bangle in chocolate brown overdyed on butterscotch, 2-1/2" by
1/2" with 1/3" walls.
View

View
#B40378
BAKELITE olive
gouge carved rope bangle with darker over dye, 2-1/2" by 1/2" with 1/3"
walls.
View

View
#B40380




BAKELITE
rope carved and resin washed or overdyed bangle stack.
BAKELITE
rope carved overdyed bangle in a swamp color, 2-1/2" by 1/2" by 1/3". Circa 1940 and in excellent vintage condition.
View

View


View
#B40314
BAKELITE over dyed or resin washed
bangle stack.



BAKELITE gouge carved rope bangle in chocolate brown with a tint of red
over dye on butterscotch, 2-1/2" by 1/2" with 1/3" walls.
View
View #B40793
BAKELITE rope carved overdyed bangle in a swamp color, 2-1/2" by 1/2"
by 1/3". Circa 1940 and in excellent vintage condition.
View #B40792




BAKELITE bangles
in one of my favorite styles, resin washed, over dyed and lien carved. It’s
fun to see how many different colors these came in! we have even had one
that had the foil tag for Hattie Carnegie on it.
View


BAKELITE
on our family cherry dresser from the mid-1800s, my favorite
piece of furniture. The bangles rest in a
Victorian glove box of which I am also especially fond.

BAKELITE green swirl bangle
with black resin washed carving, 2-1/2" by 1/2" by 1/3". #B64326






BAKELITE
blue with black resin
washed bangle that has been professionally polished back to it’s original 1940s color of
this blue. Before it was polished it was green with black and yellow
marbling. It is 2-1/2" by 1/2" with 1/3" walls. The resin wash process is also
called "overdyed".

View


View
#B
34996

BAKELITE


blue with black resin
washed bangle that has been professionally polished back to it’s original 1940s color of
this blue. Before it was polished it was green with black and yellow
marbling. It is 2-1/2" by 1/2" with 1/3" walls. The resin wash process is also
called "overdyed".


View


View
#B64326

BAKELITE
lemon line carved and over dyed bangle, circa 1940, 2-1/2" by
5/8" with 1/3" walls.

View


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View
#B40517




BAKELITE butterscotch
bakelite with an olive green wash. You can see the underlying color rubbing
through giving this bangle some definite interest. Random slash carving. A
chunky bangle at 2-1/2" by 5/8" by 1/3".
View
#B40359
BAKELITE BAKELITE Hattie Carnegie chunky line carved overdyed
swamp bakelite bangle, 2-1/2" by 5/8" by 1/3" thick. It still has the
original Hattie Carnegie hang tag.
View
View
View #B40249




BAKELITE bangle
in marbled bamboo, overdyed and black resin washed and the line carved style.
This is circa 1940 and 2-1/2" by 1/2" with 1/3" walls.
View
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View

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#B40511

BAKELITE
overdyed lime green and black resin washed line carved bangle,
2-1/2" by 1/2" with 1/3" walls.

View


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#B40513
BAKELITE overdyed
and black resin washed line carved bamboo bangle, 2-1/2" by 1/2" with 1/3" walls.
View

View
#B40512



BAKELITE marbled Mississippi mud bangle, line carved and black over dyed,
2-1/2" by 1/2" with 1/3" walls.
View
View
#B40833

BAKELITE
marbled bamboo and black line carved and overdyed bangle,
2-1/2" by 5/8" by 1/3".

View
#B40546




BAKELITE deep butterscotch
marbled bangle with slash carved and black resin wash, 2-1/2" by 3/4" by
1/3". One like this was on another web site and it had a Hattie
Carnegie foil hang tag on it. #B64323
BAKELITE bakelite resin
washed bangles. #B34996
BAKELITE green with black and
yellow swirl carved and black resin washed bangle, 2-1/2" by 1/2" by
1/3". #B34996





BAKELITE
green with black carved and resin washed bangle, 2-1/2" by 1/2"
by 1/3".

View
#B40364
BAKELITE stack
of over-dyed carved bangles. The blue one 4th from the left has been
re-polished back to it’s original 1940 era color.

BAKELITE
resin washed or over dyed four stack.




BAKELITE
bangle in citrus orange with cream marbling, overdyed in a deeper
red-orange that accents line carving. It is circa 1940 and 2-1/2" by
1" with 1/3" walls.
View
#B40697
BAKELITE stack. BAKELITE bangle
in citrus orange with cream marbling, overdyed in a deeper red-orange
that accents line carving. It is circa 1940 and 2-1/2" by 1" with 1/3"
walls.
View

View
#B40698




BAKELITE overdyed
groove carved bangle in marbled tangerine marmalade with red grooves, 2-1/2" by
5/8" with 1/3" walls.
View
#B40317
BAKELITE paprika and pepper marbled
bangle with black resin wash, 2-1/2" by 1/2" by 1/3". #B16687
BAKELITE overdyed
groove carved bangle in marbled light caramel with deep red grooves, 2-1/2"
by 5/8" with 1/3" walls.
View
#B40318




BAKELITE burnt sienna
swirl tube bangle with black resin wash carving, 2-1/2" by 1/3". #B16792

BAKELITE paprika
and pepper
colored bangle stack, most marbled and some over dyed.


BAKELITE
marbled paprika and black step-sided bangle 2-1/2" by 1/3" with
1/3" walls. This is a real beauty in excellent condition and from the 1940s.

View
#B40469



BAKELITE black
overdyed bangle with three windows of carved marbled lime and yellow green
ovals, 2-1/2" by 1/2" with 1/3" walls.
View
View
View
#B40519

BAKELITE
stack.

BAKELITE
duo.
BAKELITE black
overdyed bangle with three windows of carved marbled tan and caramel ovals,
2-1/2" by 1/2" with 1/3" walls.
View
#B40520



BAKELITE swamp
beautifully marbled and tumble carved bangle with crescent carving, 2-1/2" by 1/2" by 1/3".
ca 1940, it’s a nice carving style on it’s own
or to mix with others.

View
View
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#B40618
BAKELITE tan
marbled bangle, carved and tumbled with crescent carving, 2-1/2" by 1/2" by 1/3".
View
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#B40619
BAKELITE marbled paprika bangle with black over-dye
and leaf carving, a wider version of a popular bakelite bangle style, 2-1/2"
by 3/4" by 1/3" walls.
View #B40246





BAKELITE
bangle in marbled custard and caramel crescent carved, 2-1/2"
by 3/4" with 1/4" walls.

View


View
#B40704


BAKELITE
peach and
brown marbled bangle with crescent carving, 2-1/2" by 3/4" by 1/4". Circa
1940s and a great look! #B61451

BAKELITE

caramel and cream marbled wavy carved bangle, a fun treat alone or in
different stacks. It’s 2-1/2" by 1/3" with 1/3" walls, and in excellent
condition.

View
#B40488





BAKELITE
bangle, a worm carved brown color cut through to butterscotch,
2-1/2" by 1" with 3/8" thick walls. Circa 1940, it is a great mixer with
other bangles.

View
#B40803
BAKELITE
slash carved corn bangle with a caramel and black overdye, 2-1/2" by 1/2" by
1/4".
View

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#B40490
Pair

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BAKELITE slash
carved corn bangle with a caramel and black overdye, 2-1/2" by 1/2" by 1/4".
View

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#B40491
Set

View



BAKELITE paprika bangle with black over dyed and washed fern carving, 2-1/2" by 1/2"
by 1/3".
The last photo shows how well this bangles stacks with
others carved like.


View


View
#B40484

BAKELITE brown
fern carved bangle with a lovely custard over dyed with black, 2-1/2" by
5/8" by 1/4". The last photo shows how well this bangles stacks with others
like it.
View View
#B63722
BAKELITE brown fern carved bangle
with a black over dye, 2-1/2" by 5/8" by 1/4".
The last photo shows how well this bangles stacks with others carved like it.
View
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View
#B40799


BAKELITE bangle in butterscotch with black
resin-washed carving and edges, 2-1/2" by 1" by 1/4".

This is circa 1940 and in excellent condition.
#B39938
BAKELITE tube bangles in
yellow and sage green
with resin washed carving, set of 2, 2-1/2" by 1/3".
View
View
#B35285
BAKELITE dark green
swirl slash carved bangle with black resin wash, 2-1/2" by 1/2" by 1/3".
#B64259



BAKELITE butterscotch carved
and black resin washed bangle, 2-1/2" by 1/3" by 1/4".
#B34997
BAKELITE butterscotch bangle with brown resin wash,
tube shaped, 2-1/2" by 1/3". This
is circa 1940 and in excellent condition.
View
#B39945

BAKELITE
overdyed or resin washed burgundy bangle with lined carved
butterscotch cut-back thumbprint dots, 2-1/2" by 3/4" wide and with 1/3"
walls. #B40329




BAKELITE stack.

View

So many fun ways to wear the same bangles!
Inventory numbers 40312, 40329 x 2, 40363, 40324
BAKELITE
stack.

BAKELITE
bangle stack.




BAKELITE overdyed
or resin washed bangle with lined carved thumbprint dots, 2-1/2" by 3/4"
wide and with 1/3" walls. Inside this bangle is what may have been a
signature of some kind, but it’s illegible now.
View
View
#B40329
BAKELITE bangle
in olive color with a burnt orange overdyed, cut back and carved with lined
thumbprints and
diagonal lines, 2-1/2"
by 3/4" by 1/3".
View #B40312
BAKELITE eggplant, deep purple or magenta thumbprint
bangle with dots and slashes, 2-1/2" by 3/4" by 1/3".
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#B40363




BAKELITE
bangle in peach over dyed and cut back to butterscotch with
carved lines and dots, 2-1/2" by 3/4" with 1/3" thick walls. The last photo
shows this and another bangle, demonstrating how well this bangle stacks with
others.

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#B40822




BAKELITE overdyed and cut back bangle, orange wash
over butterscotch, 2-1/2" by 1-1/8" with 3/16" wall.
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#B40475
BAKELITE overdyed and cut back tube bangle, green wash over
butterscotch, 2-1/2" by 1/3".
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#B40476
BAKELITE
bangle in butterscotch with a lovely purple overdyed covering almost all of
it, 2-1/2" by 1-1/8" with 1/4" walls.

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#B40543




BAKELITE overdyed and cut back bangle, green wash over butterscotch,
2-1/2" by 1" by 1/3".
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#B40477

BAKELITE
bangle in olive green over dye with carving accented in black,
2-1/2" by 1" by 1/3".

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#V40544
BAKELITE olive green overdyed bangle with
cut back butterscotch line
designs, 2-1/2" by 1/3" by 1/3".
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#B40493






BAKELITE burnt sienna bangle
with black resin washed slash carving, 2-1/2" by 3/4" by 1/3". #B35240

BAKELITE butterscotch wide
bangle with dramatic resin washed black carving and lining, 2-1/2" by 1-1/8"
by 1/4". This piece can be seen in Matthew Burkholz’s book "The
Bakelite Collection" on page 29. #B34727
BAKELITE brown bangle with
black resin washed slash carved design, 2-1/2" by 3/4" by 1/3" thick.
#B63245





BAKELITE
gray bangle
with black resin washed finished and slash carved design, 2-1/2" by 3/4" by
1/3" thick. Circa 1940s, it is in excellent vintage condition. It has been
polished again to reveal the color it was when it was new in the
1940s.
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#B40251
BAKELITE bangles similar to these can be seen in the wonderful book by
Matthew Burkholz, "The Bakelite Collection" on page 226.

BAKELITE
brown bangle with black resin washed slash carved design,
2-1/2" by 3/4" by 1/3" thick. #B63245




BAKELITE bangle with black carving like the two I have, one of
which is gray, 2-1/2" by 5/8" with 1/3" walls.
View #B40360
BAKELITE stack. BAKELITE
olive overdyed and crescent carved bakelite bangle , 2-1/2" by 5/8" with
1/3" walls.
View #B40353



BAKELITE burnt sienna bangle
with black resin washed slash carving, 2-1/2" by 3/4" by 1/3". #B35240
BAKELITE
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#B34727
BAKELITE brown
carved and resin washed spacer bangle and matching ring, 2-1/2" by 1/2" by
1/4". I once had a bangle like this with a Coro tag on it. View #B34034
BAKELITE brown and black resin
washed spacer bangle, 2-1/2" by 1/2" by 1/4".
SET #B35630



BAKELITE bakelite brown carved
and resin washed bangle with Coro tags, 2-1/2" by 1/2" by 1/4". Tag says
"Coro 47 West Collections by Coro".
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#B37158

BAKELITE bakelite brown carved
and resin washed bangle with Coro tags, 2-1/2" by 1/2" by 1/4". Tag says
"Coro 47 West Collections by Coro".
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#B37158


BAKELITE
brown carved and resin washed bangle, 2-1/2" by 1/2" by
1/4". In excellent condition circa 1940. These are terrific in stacks or
as spacers. While I once had a stack of these bangles that came to me
with Coro tags, this one has no tags at all.

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#B39512




BAKELITE overdyed
and carved paprika spacer bangle, 2-1/2" by 1/4".
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BAKELITE
spacer bangles

BAKELITE
spacer bangle in coffee latte colors cut back to butterscotch,
2-1/2" by 5/16" with 5/16" walls. The last photo shows a stack of these to
see how great they look together!

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#B40834



BAKELITE
spacer stack with over dyed and resin washed finishes.

BAKELITE
overdyed
and carved orange spacer bangle, 2-1/2" by 1/4". Similar but a bit
wider spacer bangles can be seen in Matthew Burkholz’s book, "The Bakelite
Collection" on page 226.
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#B40323
BAKELITE
spacer stack with over dyed and resin washed finishes.




BAKELITE
spacer bangle in burgundy cut back to butterscotch, similar to 40323, 2-1/2"
by 5/16" with 5/16" walls. Similar but a bit wider spacer
bangles can be seen in Matthew Burkholz’s book, "The Bakelite Collection" on
page 226. The last photo shows a stack of these to see how great they look
together!
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#B40786

BAKELITE
very dark brown cut back to butterscotch thin spacer bangles
similar to 40323, 2-1/2" by 5/16" with 5/16" walls. The last photo shows a
stack of these to see how great they look together!

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#B40787
BAKELITE
orange cut back to butterscotch thin spacer bangles similar to 40323, 2-1/2"
by 5/16" with 5/16" walls. The last photo shows a stack of these
to see how great they look together!
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#B40788





BAKELITE
well carved spacer bangle in overdyed caramel, darkest wash,
gouge carved with carved dots, 2-1/2" by 1/4". #B40319
BAKELITE well
carved spacer bangle in overdyed caramel, medium wash, gouge carved with
carved dots, 2-1/2" by 1/4". #B40320
BAKELITE well
carved spacer bangle in overdyed caramel, lightest wash, gouge carved with
carved dots, 2-1/2" by 1/4". #B40321




BAKELITE well
carved spacer bangle in caramel with gouge carving with carved dots, 2-1/2"
by 1/4". #B40322




BAKELITE
chunky bangle with a peach overdyed butterscotch with starburst carving on
the front and lines on the sides, 2-1/2" by 1" by 1/3".
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BAKELITE stack.
BAKELITE
orange marmalade overdyed bangle with a starburst carving on
the front and lines on the sides, 2-1/2" by 7/8" by 1/3".

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#B40311



BAKELITE deep butterscotch
over dyed
bangle with carved small dots, 2-1/2" by 3/4" by 1/4".
Both #B63119
BAKELITE deep butterscotch
over dyed
bangle with carved small dots, 2-1/2" by 3/4" by 1/4".
Both #B63119
BAKELITE over dyed bangle with faceted
design, textured alternate sides, 2-1/2" by 5/8" by 1/4". #B63102



BAKELITE burnt orange and
resin washed carved
and bangle, 2-1/2" by 3/4" by 1/4".
#B33376

BAKELITE
bangle in overdyed butterscotch with fun carving at both edges
and a zigzag in the center, 2-1/2" by1-1/8" with 1/4" walls. #B64149


BAKELITE carved thumbprints bangle stacks.



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BAKELITE
red thumbprint carved bangle, 2-1/2" by 3/4" by 1/3". The
soft tumbled carving casts such lovely shadows and this is a nice versatile
bangle that combines well in lots of different stacks.

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BAKELITE
corn colored bangle with thumbprint carving, 2-1/2" by 3/4"
with 1/4" walls. The soft tumbled carving casts such lovely shadows and this
is a nice versatile bangle that combines well in lots of different stacks.
#B37951
BAKELITE iced
tea colored bangle with thumbprint carving, 2-1/2" by 3/4" with 1/4" walls.
The soft tumbled carving casts such lovely shadows and this is a nice
versatile bangle that combines well in lots of different stacks.
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#B40516

DIANE von FURSTENBERG BANGLES
circa 1970s




BAKELITE Diane von Furstenberg black and yellow cut back
bangle, 2-1/2" by 3/4" with 1/4" walls, marked on a silver metal tag inside,
"DVF" with the copyright symbol. Circa 1970. #B40346
BAKELITE BAKELITE Diane von Furstenberg burgundy and yellow
cut back bangle, 2-1/2" by 3/4" with 1/4" walls, marked on a silver metal
tag inside, "DVF" with the copyright symbol. Circa 1970.. View
#B40347




BAKELITE Diane von Furstenberg black and yellow cut back bangle, 2-1/2"
by 3/4" with 1/4" walls, marked on a silver metal tag inside, "DVF"
with the copyright symbol. Circa 1970. #B40344
BAKELITE Diane von Furstenberg black and yellow cut back bangle, 2-1/2"
by 3/4" with 1/4" walls, marked on a silver metal tag inside, "DVF"
with the copyright symbol. Circa 1970. #B40345
BAKELITE Diane von Furstenberg black and green cut back
bangle, 2-1/2" by 3/4" with 1/4" walls, marked on a silver metal tag inside,
"DVF" with the copyright symbol. Circa 1970. #B40343





BAKELITE
Diane von Furstenberg black and yellow cut back crescents bangle, 2-1/2"
by 3/4" with 1/4" walls. Circa 1970.

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#B66711

BAKELITE DVF
bangle in carved and cut back red with black overdye. This one is 2-1/2" by 5/8" by 3/16",
and it has a paper tag only.
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BAKELITE Diane
von Furstenberg
cut back very dark burgundy bangle with butterscotch carving in three ovals,
2-1/2" by 1/3" by 1/3". This isn’t signed, but we have
had others just like it that were. The last photo shows this bangle with a stack
of others, just to see how fun and versatile it is. This price is for the one
bangle only.
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