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Bakelite Contemporary Artisans



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CONTEMPORARY ARTISANS,
BAKELITE &
RESIN JEWELRY


ADRIAN BAKELITE
Adrian made only a very few pieces, I am told less
than 20, and what he made shows amazing craftsmanship, creativity and
detail. This is a man I would like to know more about. His jewelry
is just amazing.




ADRIAN bakelite vegetables brooch
with amazing detail. This can be seen in the book, "Collecting Art
Plastic Jewelry" by Leigh Leshner on page 244. #B66023

ADRIAN bakelite earth and
crescent moon dangle brooch in dark green and butterscotch, round disk
2" and moon 1-1/3". View
#B64032



ADRIAN
bakelite carousel brooch in red, butterscotch,
green and dark brown, small but highly detailed at 1-1/2" tall and 1" deep,
this piece can be seen in the book "Bakelite Pins" by Karima Parry on page
187.
This can also be seen in the book, "Collecting Art Plastic
Jewelry" by Leigh Leshner on page 232-233.
View


View
#B66037




ADRIAN bakelite cactus
in striped pot brooch, not signed, 3". This is laminated and has great
colors and detail. Adrian was Florida based he made only a very few
pieces, I am told less than 20, and what he did make shows amazing
craftsmanship. This piece is shown in the "Bakelite Pins" book by Karima
Parry on page 187. This can be seen in the book, "Collecting Art
Plastic Jewelry" by Leigh Leshner on page 231. His pieces are often not signed.
View #B64293

ADRIAN bakelite red and
black ethnic man head brooch with gold tone earring, 2-1/4". Adrian
was Florida based and he made only a very few pieces, I am told less than
20, and what he did make shows amazing craftsmanship. This piece is shown in
the "Bakelite Pins" book by Karima Parry on page 185. His pieces are
often not
signed. View #B64361

ADRIAN rare bakelite
green and orange basket brooch with green transparent fish on yellow
lines, 3-1/4". Adrian made only a very few pieces, I am told
less than 20, and what he did make shows amazing craftsmanship. This
piece is shown in the "Bakelite Pins" book by Karima Parry on page 186.
His pieces are often not signed. This
can be seen in the book, "Collecting Art Plastic Jewelry" by Leigh Leshner on page 232. #B64222




BEAU bakelite carved and
laminated wolf howling at the moon brooch in green, black, yellow and brown,
2-3/4" by 2-1/3", marked on the back "Beau 11-20-05".
View #B63829

ADRIAN bakelite and wood
Google eye owl brooch in carved red and green bakelite and wood, 3". He
was Florida based and
I am told he made less than 20 pieces, and what he did make shows amazing
craftsmanship. This piece is shown in the "Bakelite Pins" book by Karima
Parry on page 185. His pieces are often not signed.
View #B65799

ADRIAN swamp airplane
brooch with red plastic propeller, not signed, 2-1/4". He was
based in Florida and I am told he made less
than 20 pieces, and what he did make shows amazing craftsmanship. This piece is
shown in the "Bakelite Pins" book by Karima Parry on page 185. His
pieces are usually not signed. This
can be seen in the book, "Collecting Art Plastic Jewelry" by Leigh Leshner on page 233. #B64641


JACKIE WEEKS ~ "MOE" BAKELITE
I do not know much about this maker, and wish I
did, so if you do please email me! As far as I know, she worked in
bakelite in the
later 1990s, and for a fairly short time. She seems to have done some
work in reverse carving and painting, as well as a few amazing and
wonderful brooches
like those shown below.




MOE Jackie Weeks bakelite book
of matches
brooch with striker and dangling multi-colored matches, a fabulous piece, 3"
by 1-5/8". This can be seen in the book, "Collecting Art Plastic
Jewelry" by Leigh Leshner on page 240 View
#B64120


MOE WEEKS
This can be seen in the book, "Collecting Art Plastic
Jewelry" by Leigh Leshner on page 218. #B66038


MOE Jackie Weeks
bakelite cigarette, matches and cigarette package
brooch with laminated and painted details, 2-7/8" by 2-1/4". This piece can
be seen in Lee Leshner’s book, Collecting Art Plastic Jewelry" on page 218.

View

View
#B66075




WEEKS Jackie Weeks
bakelite red and apple juice reverse carved flowers stretchie bracelet with
red round bakelite beads and carved apple juice bars strung on two rows of
elastic, relaxed inside dimension is 6-1/8" and it is 7/8" wide.
Etched "MOE" on the side, Jackie Weeks signature.
View
View #B32131

MOE by Jackie Weeks
bakelite fish and bobber float bar brooch in apple juice, red and banana
yellow, 3" by 2". This piece
can be seen in Lee Leshner’s book, Collecting Art Plastic Jewelry" on page
239, and so far this is the only one I have ever seen like it.

View


View
#B66076
JACKIE WEEKS "MOE" apple juice
and orange laminated reverse carved and painted flowers stretchy bracelet
with orange beads, 7" by 1-1/8" at the front.
View
View
View #B32515

PANTTI BAKELITE
Bruce and Vickie Pantti are artisans who originally used
vintage 1930-40s bakelite to make their jewelry. The polish they get on their
pieces is exceptional and
my favorites are their large chunky bangles from the 1990s-early 2000’s.
In the past few years, I hear they have also made jewelry from a resin
material, which would have a different value than their vintage bakelite
pieces. Below are some examples of their earlier work.





PANTTI black stardust
bangle with multi-colored dots, extra chunky and rare with the white "stars"
background, 2-1/2" by 1-5/8" by
1/3".
View
View #B32132

PANTTI bakelite multi-colored
bow tie bangles. View


PANTTI bow tie bangles,
now aged for several years
to this beautiful patina.
#B18600

PANTTI
orange and clear checked bakelite bangle with black edges, 2-1/;2" by
1-1/2" by 1/3". #B19090





PANTTI bakelite celadon green lightly marbled bangle with round cream dots,
2-1/2" by 1/2" by 1/3". #B33769

PANTTI bakelite opaque celadon
green bakelite bangle, with five cream ovals, 2-1/2" by 1/3" by 1/3"
walls.
View #B33114

PANTTI #B33769 &
33770

PANTTI bakelite peach bangle with round cream dots, 2-1/2" by 1/3" by
1/3". #B33770



PANTTI bakelite
dot bangle, pastel green with cream Belle dots, 2-1/2" by 3/4" by 1/3".
#B26517
PANTTI bakelite
cream marbled bangle with pink marbled dots, 2-1/2" by 1-1/8" by 1/3".
#B25974


PANTTI bakelite dot bangle,
pink with yellow dots, 2-1/2" by 1" by 1/4". #B26518


PANTTI bakelite salmon
pink with multi-colored confetti dots bangle, 2-1/2" by 1/3" by 1/4".
View #B31943
PANTTI bakelite cream bangle
with pink oval dots, 2-1/2" by 1/2" by 1/3". #B31143
PANTTI
bakelite heavy caramel marbled bangle with cream dots.
View
#B16780




PANTTI bakelite cream
bangle with Belle Kogan marbled red, green, black and yellow dots,
2-1/2" by 5/8" by 1/3".
View
View #B31944

PANTTI bakelite
apple juice bangle with black Belle Kogan dots, 2-1/2" by 1/2" by 7/16".
#B18547

PANTTI
bakelite dot bangle, marbled green with rose Belle dots, 2-1/2" by 5/8"
by 1/3". #B26516


Kent Mundy’s BUTTERFLY WORKSHOP
Also known as
Atelier Papillion

He began making bakelite jewelry in about the year 2000. It’s a sign of his professionalism
that he signs and dates his pieces with tiny silver rods, inserted so
that only the tiny ends show, each smaller than a pencil lead.





BUTTERFLY WORKSHOP
by Kent Mundy bakelite raspberry marble bangle with
round cherry clear "window" dots that you can look straight through. This
bangle is 2-1/2" by 1-1/8" wide and 1/4" thick. A gorgeous bangle made from
1940’s era bakelite materials, and in this case, made in 2018. This
artisan’s workmanship is excellent and his polishing the best. It’s a sign
of his professionalism that he signs and dates his pieces with tiny silver
rods, inserted so that only the tiny ends show, smaller than a pencil lead.
#B40238

BAKELITE bangles duo by Butterfly Workshop.

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BUTTERFLY WORKSHOP
by Kent Mundy bakelite glacial turquoise color bangle
with round teal clear "window" dots that you can look straight through. This
bangle is 2-1/2" by 1-1/8" wide and 1/4" thick. A gorgeous bangle made from
1940’s era bakelite materials, and in this case, made in 2018. This
artisan’s workmanship is excellent and his polishing the best. It’s a sign
of his professionalism that he signs and dates his pieces with tiny silver
rods, inserted so that only the tiny ends show. #B40237


Brandon Welch, Brandon’s Bakelite
Brandon began working in bakelite in 2007. He does his
own original creations and also polishes vintage bakelite pieces back to
their original 1940s colors. Below are some examples of each his own carving and
the his polished bangles.






BAKELITE
Brandon Welch of
Brandon’s Bakelite made this lovely cream bangle with pink bowties and dots. It
was made in 2009, and is 2-1/2" by 1/2" by 1/3". What delicious colors!

View
#B34510

BAKELITE
by
BRANDON WELCH bakelite hand carved

bangle in marbled cherry custard color with little white cross-hatched
flower centers that will mellow to cream over time. It’s even nicer in
person and the flower and leaf design is really lovely. It is 2-1/2" by 1"
by 1/3". The bangle itself is from circa 1940 and I sent it to Brandon
to be carved in
August of 2018. It’s in excellent condition and signed on the inside.

View #B39940


BAKELITE
deep raspberry bangle that has a lovely polish on it by Brandon
Welch, 2-1/2" by 1/2" with 1/3" walls. This looks yummy enough to squeeze
juice out of!

View
#B66676



SHULTZ bakelite bangle parts
that have been refashioned into a new bangle and
signed both for Brandon Welch, who created it, and "S" for Shultz. The bangle is 2-1/2" by 1"
with 1/3" walls. It has a contemporary sleek look with alternating cream and
multicolored plaid and checks, really unusual.
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#B40837

WELCH/SHULTZ bakelite bangle
made from parts from a broken bangle and refashioned into a new bangle and signed
both for Brandon Welch, who recreated it, and "S" for Shultz, who
originally made it. The bangle is 2-1/2" by 1-1/3" with 1/3" walls. It has a
contemporary sleek look in cream, lavender and slate gray, really unusual.
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#B40836




BAKELITE chunky bangle gray with black and white marbling carved
bakelite bangle, measures 2-1/2" by 1" by 1/3" thick. I recently sent it to
"Brandon’s Bakelite" Welch to be restored, as it had mellowed over the
decades to a peanut and cream marbled color. He restored it to this amazing
color that it originally was when it was first made. It is a great one to
wear alone or to mix with other bangles. The last photo shows the color it
was before restoring.

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#B40250

BAKELITE
amazing purple pineapple and leaves carved bangle, 2-1/2" by
5/8" by 1/3". It had mellowed to a brownish-apricot color over the years,
but when it was polished again, look what was underneath! The man who
polished it is Brandon Welch of Brandon’s Bakelite, and he did his usual
wonderful job. What a lovely surprise.

View

#B35250

BAKELITE
bright blue marbled rope carved bangle, 2-1/2" by 1/2" by
1/3". It has been polished again to reveal the color it was when it was new
circa 1940, and what a gorgeous color it is! Brandon of Brandon’s Bakelite"
polished it for me, and the last two photos show the oxidized bangle before
it was polished. View

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#B35861





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
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.

View


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#B40251

BAKELITE
blue bangle with soft carving all the way around, 2-1/2" by 1"
by 1/3" thick. This is a 1940’s bakelite blue overdyed bangle that has been
polished, removing the overdyed finish. And what a luscious color was
underneath!

View
#B40219




BAKELITE stack.
BAKELITE
spectacular blue marbled and thumb carved bangle, circa 1940.
It is 2-1/2" by 3/4" by 1/3". I recently sent it to Brandon Welch to be
restored, as it had mellowed over the decades to a deep green marbled color.
He restored it to this amazing color that it originally was when it was
first made. It is a great one to wear alone or to mix with other bangles.
The last photo shows the color it was before restoring.

View


View
#B40223
BAKELITE stack.
~
Jan
Carlin –
~
G. (Gary) Paul
of Bangle Tiger –

~
Brad Elfink
of
Elvenkrafte Studios

~



JAN CARLIN bakelite unsigned dangly
whimsical person
brooch with lots of wonderful detail, 8". View
#B66139


G PAUL
bakelite and Lucite martini glass brooch with it’s own straw and
lemon, 4" by 1-1/2". It’s such a cool pin and lots of fun to
wear. The "G" stands for "Gary", and he does some different
things, like the glass shown here.

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#B38861

JAN CARLIN bakelite and
plastic cheerful colorful dangly lady brooch, 6-1/2". The detail in this
piece is absolutely amazing.
View
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#B63797





BRAD ELFRINK
of Elvenkrafte Studio bakelite bangle in lime green
marbling with edges of black and dots that are black, orange and yellow,
like candy corn, a
really fun and unusual one. It is 2-1/2" by 1-1/2" with 1/2" thick walls. It
is signed inside, "Brad Elfrink 6-9-16".

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#B40772


BRAD ELFRINK
of Elvenkrafte Studio bakelite bangle in lime green
marbling with edges of black and dots that are black, orange and yellow,
like candy corn, a
really fun and unusual one. It is 2-1/2" by 1-1/2" with 1/2" thick walls. It
is signed inside, "Brad Elfrink 6-9-16".

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#B40772


BRAD ELFRINK
of Elvenkrafte Studio bakelite lavender marbled bangle with
inset dots created using vintage bakelite buttons set into a carved hole
that is
just the right size, 2-1/2" by 1-1/3" with 1/4" walls. This is signed and
dated on the inside, "Brad Elfrink 5/13/17".

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#B40771





BAKELITE
Brad Elfrink carved and painted bakelite Halloween brooch of a
witch flying across the moon on her broom , 3" by 2-1/4". This is not
signed but the lady from whom I bought it told me she got it from Brad himself.
The detail in this pin is amazingly rendered, what a treat to ear and own.

View
#B40504

BAKELITE Brad
Elfrink bakelite tape measure bangle, 2-9/16" by 1-1/8" with 5/16" walls,
marked inside "Brad Elfrink 2-20-18".Each tiny number is hand carved and
then painted, as is each little line, what amazing work!
View

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#B40503

KRONIMUS BAKELITE
Karen and Howard Kronimus are a father and daughter team that
have been making jewelry out of vintage bakelite for years. Karen signs her
art with "KK" and Howard signs his with HK, and sometimes Howard
also puts
his signature "slice of bakelite" in a bangle that is a totally
different color. If he does a red, white & blue bangle, for
instance, he will put a
slice of orange, green, or whatever. It distinguishes his work from all
others. Karen and Howard live in New York in the summers in Florida.

.




KAREN KRONIMUS bakelite green
and cream 3-row checked bangle, 2-1/2" by 1" by 1/3".

View
#B63136

HOWARD KRONIMUS bakelite gray
bangle with yellow oval dots overlaid by red, tan green and black round
dots and his typical stripe in red transparent, 2-1/2" by 1-1/4" by
1/3". View
#B63298

KRONIMUS bakelite three row
navy, cream black and red check bangle, 2-1/2" by 3/4" by 1/2". The cream
checks are mellowing into a lovely butterscotch color. This piece can bee
seen in Lee Leshner’s book, "Collecting Art Plastic Jewelry". #B63361




KRONIMUS bakelite green bangle
with multi-colored dots by Karen Kronimus, 2-1/2" by 1-1/2" by 1/4".
View #B65360

KRONIMUS bakelite translucent
yellow bangle with multi-colored dots by Karen Kronimus, 2-1/2" by
1-1/4" by 1/3". #B65365

KRONIMUS bakelite red bangle
with cream and blue moon dots by Karen Kronimus, 2-1/2" by 1/8" by 1/3".
View #B65363




HOWARD KRONIMUS bakelite
translucent chartreuse base bangle with green and cream dovetails and navy
blue stripes, 2-1/2" by 1-1/8" by 1/2". #B65356

HOWARD KRONIMUS
bakelite teal bangle with 3-row checks in cream and blue moon, 2-1/2" by
2-1/2" by 1" by 1/3". #B64093

HOWARD KRONIMUS bakelite
dovetail and stripes bangle in salmon pink, black and cream, an older
mellowed piece, 2-1/2" by 1" by 1/2" #B65352




HOWARD KRONIMUS bakelite OVAL
shaped striped bangle in yellow swirl, red and deep blue, 2-1/8" by 2-3/4"
by 1-1/8" wide and 1/3" thick. #B63997

KRONIMUS green marbled gator brooch, 6" by 1-1/4".
View
#B61461

HOWARD KRONIMUS bakelite
apple juice, yellow and red striped wavy bangle, 2-5/8" by 1-1/4".
#B64164




KRONIMUS bakelite red bangle
with pastel oval dots, 2-1/2" by 5/8" by 1/4". This
bangle is by Karen, and she signs her pieces "KK".


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View #B65364

KRONIMUS bakelite medium
purple bangle with pastel oval dots, 2-1/2" by 5/8" by 1/4". #B65359


KRONIMUS bakelite peach bangle
with pink and aqua dots, 2-1/2" by 5/8" by 1/4". This
bangle is by Karen, and she signs her pieces "KK".

View


View
#B65358




KRONIMUS bangle stack.


KRONIMUS
bakelite peach bangle with pink and aqua dots, 2-1/2" by 5/8"
by 1/4". This bangle is by Karen, and she signs her pieces "KK".
#B65361



STACK
Karen and Howard Kronimus are a father and daughter team that have
been making jewelry out of vintage bakelite for years. Karen signs her art
with "KK" and Howard signs his with HK, and sometimes Howard also puts his
signature "slice of bakelite" totally different color stripe in a bangle. It distinguishes his work from all
others. Karen and Howard live in New York in the summers in Florida.




KRONIMUS
bakelite bangle, gray with yellow bowtie dots, 2-1/2" by 3/4" by 1/3".
#B65628

KRONIMUS bakelite aqua bangle with pink, yellow and peach swirl
polka dots, 2-1/2" by 1-1/3" by 1/4". #B65357


KRONIMUS
bakelite red bangle with two sizes of yellow polka dots, 2-1/2"
by 1-1/4" by 1/2". #B65362




HOWARD KRONIMUS bakelite
red bangle with laminated red, cream and blue stripes, 2-1/2" by 1-1/8" by
1/2". #B65354


KAREN KRONIMUS
bakelite red, yellow and blue striped heart brooch with
dangling cherries, total length 2-3/4" and 1-5/8" wide, circa 2005.

View
#B66259

KRONIMUS Karen Kronimus bakelite red octagonal bangle with 4 black dots,
2-1/2" by 1-1/8" by 1/3" thick.
View
#B65094

DOMBEK BAKELITE
Chris Dombek
As far as I know, he is no longer working with
bakelite jewelry, but he made some fun pieces when he did!




DOMBEK bakelite three-row
laminated bangle in green, aqua and butterscotch translucent swirl, 2-1/2"
by 1-1/4" by 1/4". View
#B63214

DOMBEK bakelite three-row
checked bangle, white, peach, tangerine and green, 2-1/2" by 1-1/;4" by
1/3". View #B33106
DOMBEK bakelite
laminated bangle in lovely aqua, red and yellow swirl, 2-1/2" by 1-1/8" by
1/4". View #B63357




DOMBEK bakelite three row
laminated bangle in red, peach and green swirl, 2-1/2" by 3/4" by 1/4".
#B63721

DOMBEK bakelite wide laminated
bangle in rose, orange and yellow swirl, 2-5/8" by 1-3/4" by 1/4". #B64853

DOMBEK bakelite aqua
and blue 3-row laminated bangle, 2-5/8" by 3/4" by 1/4". #B63679




DOMBEK blue-black bangle with larger confetti dots in red, yellow, peach,
green and blue, 2-1/2" by 1-5/8" by 1/3". The white marks you see in the
photos are just reflections from my windows. This is in excellent condition.
View

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#B66074

DOMBEK bakelite chunky black
bangle with multi-color big confetti dots, 2-1/2" by 1-3/4" by 1/3".
View #B65566

DOMBEK wide dark blue bangle
with multi-colored confetti dots, 2-5/8" by 1-5/8" by 1/3". This is so
dark it looks black. View
#B63677




DOMBEK bakelite
marbled apricot bangle with red dots on all sides, 2-1/2" by 1/1/4" by 1/4" thick.
The artisan "Dombek" signed his name inside.
View
#B65638

DOMBEK bakelite black bangle
with clear dots, 3 with inclusions in them formed when they were cast, hard
to see, 2-1/2" by 1-1/2" by 1/4". These see-through dots have such an
interesting effect when worn! #B65702

DOMBEK bakelite unsigned
3-layered bangle in black, yellow swirl center and red transparent,
2-1/2" by 7/8" by 1/4". #B66211




DOMBEK bakelite bangle in
the Deco colors of aqua and black diagonal, 2-5/8" by 1-5/8" by 1/4".
#B64717

DOMBEK bakelite chunky blue
moon bangle with striped multi-colored dots, 2-1/2" by 1-1/4" by 1/3".
View #B65814

DOMBEK bakelite 3 row
laminated bangle in blue and green swirl, 2-1/2" by 1-1/4" by 1/4". #B64854




DOMBEK bakelite black
bangle with Philly style laminated front, 2-1/2" by 3/4". #B64522

DOMBEK bakelite transparent
deep cherry and black 3-layer bangle, 2-1/2" by 1" by 1/4".
#B63678

DOMBEK bakelite black bangle
with Philly style laminated front, 2-1/2" by 3/4". #B64523




DOMBEK bakelite wide
green two tone zigzag bangle, 2-1/2" by 1-1/8" by 1/4". #B63680


DOMBEK
bakelite creamy yellow and honey two row check bangle, 2-1/2" by
1" by 1/2". #B63440

DOMBEK bakelite chunky red
bangle with multi-color big confetti dots, 2-1/2" by 1-3/4" by 1/3".
View #B64156




DOMBEK red swirl and
black zigzag bangle, 2-1/2" by 1-1/8" by 3/16". #B63744

DOMBEK yellow swirl
and black zigzag bangle, 2-1/2" by 1-1/8" by 3/16". #B64030

DOMBEK bakelite red and medium
blue swirl zigzag bangle, 2-1/2" by 1-1/8" by 3/16". #B64291




DOMBEK bakelite cherry red transparent and translucent butterscotch swirl
laminated bangle, 2-1/2" by 7/8" by 1/4". This is great stacked with other
Dombek bangles as you can see
HERE
. #B63131

DOMBEK bakelite aqua marbled
3-row laminated bangle, 2-1/2" by 3/4" by 1/4". This is
great stacked with other Dombek bangles as you can see
HERE. #B63130

DOMBEK bakelite black bangle
with cream applied raised oval dots, 2-1/2" by 5/8" by 1/2".
View #B63879




DOMBEK bakelite red marbled
and black diagonal design bangle. #B63133

BAKELITE black wide bangle
with big red dots, 2-1/2" by 1-1/4" by 1/4" thick.
#B63135

DOMBEK bakelite
laminated bangle in red and blue moon swirl, 2-1/2" by 1-1/8" by 1/4".
#B62685



DOMBEK bakelite black bangle
with 8 cream oval dots, 2-1/2" by 3/4" by 1/3". #B63034

DOMBEK bakelite red bangle with blue moon and black
applied dots, 2-1/2" by 3/4" by 1/4". It is signed by
the artisan "Dombek" and marked with the year 2006. #B64157

DOMBEK bakelite
transparent deep cherry and black 3-layer bangle, 2-1/2" by 1" by
1/4". #B63640




DOMBEK ’06 bakelite
3-layered bangle in citrus lime green, yellow and red-orange, 2-5/8" by
1-1/4" by 1/4" . #B66213

DOMBEK bakelite cream and
transparent red two row check bangle, 2-1/2" by 1" by 1/2". The cream
checks are mellowing into a lovely soft butterscotch color. #B63358

DOMBEK bakelite 5-layered
black and red swirl bangle, 2-1/2" by 7/8" by 1/4". #B66212





DOMBEK
bakelite yellow bangle with 6 black dots, 2-1/2" by 1/2" by
1/4", circa 2005. #B64158


DOMBEK
bakelite black and yellow diagonal bangle, 2-1/2" by 1" by 1/4".
#B66255

DOMBEK bakelite salmon bangle
with 6 black dots, 2-1/2" by 1/2" by 1/4", circa 2005.
#B63395




BAKELITE burnt sienna swirl
and black laminated 3-row bangle, 2-1/2" by 7/8" by 1/4". This is great
stacked with other Dombek bangles as you can see
HERE.
#B63019

DOMBEK five row laminated
bangle in black and tan swirl, 2-1/2" by 3/4" by 1/4". #B63356

BAKELITE burnt sienna swirl
and black laminated 3-row bangle, 2-1/2" by 3/4" by 1/4". This is great
stacked with other Dombek bangles as you can see
HERE.
#B63018

LAINS BAKELITE
Dan and Penny Lains have revisited the family business in working
with plastics. LAMACO,
The Lains’ Manufacturing Company which belonged to Dan’s father, was started in 1939.
It distributed Catalin and Lucite stock until January 1942 and the start of WWII. At
that time Dan’s dad joined the Marines and the remaining Catalin stock was placed in storage.
When he got back from his military service in about 1948, he made some
lovely reverse carved Lucite pieces.

Later, Dan Lains found all his materials in storage and thus began an
interest in reviving the jewelry making. That was in the late 1990s I am
told, and they no longer make jewelry now. The Lains’
goal was to create new designs and approaches to working with
that material, and were determined that they would be entirely
different from any vintage bakelite. They were committed to identifying
their collections in a manner that does not allow for any confusion with
the wonderful work done in the 1930’s to 1950’s. Lain jewelry items were
signed, numbered and released in limited editions, and each bangle took
from one to four days to make. They are high quality, geometrically
designed and reviewed for any faults before being sold.




LAINS Catalin Creations by
Lains black bangle with diamond dots in green mustard and brown, Limited
Edition, 2-5/8" by 3/4" by 1/3", "On Point, 4 of 16, Summer 2001".
View
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LAIN Catalin Creations
bakelite "Sine Wave" bangle, 13 of 40, Summer 2001, black with green and
mustard Deco designs, 2-5/8" by 1-5/8" by 1/3".
View #B63608

LAINS bakelite
black bangle with geometrics in yellow, red, khaki, 2-5/8" by 7/8" by 1/3",
marked inside "Catalin by Lain’s, On Point- rwb 5 of 16, Fall 2001".
#B63784





LAINS
bakelite "On Point 8 of 16 Summer 2001" bangle, black
bangle with yellow-green swirl and green diamonds, 2-1/2" by 7/8" by
1/3". Lain did not make very many bangles, so this is pretty rare. Lain gets
a deep polish on his pieces like Shultz does. Lain did not make very many
bangles, so this is pretty rare. It is masterfully made, well polished and
in excellent condition.

They were committed to identifying their collections in a manner that does
not allow for any confusion with the wonderful work done in the 1930’s to
1950’s. Lain jewelry items were signed, numbered and released in limited
editions, and each bangle took from one to four days to make. They are high
quality, geometrically designed and great fun to wear. This bangle is in
excellent condition.

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#B64859


LAINS
Catalin Creations bakelite "Sine Wave" bangle, 18 of
40, Summer 2001, black with green, tan and mustard Deco designs, 2-5/8"
by 1-5/8" by 1/3".
Dan and Penny Lains had revisited the family business in working with
plastics. LAMACO, The Lains’ Manufacturing Company which belonged to
Dan’s father, was started in 1939. It distributed Catalin and Lucite
stock until January 1942 and the start of WWII. At that time Dan’s
father joined the Marines and remaining Catalin stock was placed in
storage. When he got back from his military service in about 1948, he
made some lovely reverse carved Lucite pieces.

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#B65565

LAINS
bakelite "On Point 5 of 16 Fall 2001" bangle bracelet of black bakelite with
cream, red and gray-green diamonds, 2-1/2" by 7/8" by 1/3".

Later, the Lain’s found all his materials in storage and thus began an
interest in reviving the jewelry making. That was in the late 1990s I am
told, and they no longer make jewelry now. The Lain’s goal was to
create new designs and approaches to working with that material, and were
determined that they would be entirely different from any vintage bakelite.


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#B64858




CATALIN CREATIONS by LAINS bakelite black bangle with two rows of diagonally
inlaid clear baguette rhinestones, 2-1/2" by a shade under 1/2" with 1/3"
walls. Marked on one side "CCbL 3/10, the Lains mark and indicating 10
or less of these were made. View #B66798

LAINS mark on a bangle, "CCbL" for Cataling Creations by Lains". The
number indicates the largest number that were made and the second number
tells which in the order this bangle was.
Dan and Penny Lains had revisited the family business in working with
plastics. LAMACO, The Lains’ Manufacturing Company which belonged to
Dan’s father, was started in 1939. It distributed Catalin and Lucite
stock until January 1942 and the start of WWII. At that time Dan’s
father joined the Marines and remaining Catalin stock was placed in
storage. When he got back from his military service in about 1948, he
made some lovely reverse carved Lucite pieces.


LAINS
bakelite "Simplicity 17 of 40 Summer 2001" black bangle
with red and purple stripes, 2-5/8" by 1-1/3" by 1/3".

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#B64165




CATALIN CREATIONS by LAINS red bangle with one row of diagonally inlaid clear
baguette rhinestones, 2-1/2" by 1/4" with 1/3" walls. Marked on one side "CCbL
5/15, the Lains mark and indicating only 15 or less of these were made.
#B66795

CATALIN CREATIONS by LAINS
bangles with clear rhinestones and plus one snakeskin bangle that’s not
a Lains.

CATALIN CREATIONS by LAINS bakelite yellow bangle with two rows of
diagonally inlaid clear baguette rhinestones, 2-1/2" by a tad under 1/2"
with 1/3" walls. Marked on one side "CCbL 3/10, the Lains mark and
indicating only 10 or less of these were made.
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#B66796




CATALIN CREATIONS by LAINS bakelite black bangle with one row of inlaid
clear rhinestones, 2-1/2" by 1/4" with 1/3" walls. Marked on one side "CCbL
5/20, the Lains mark and indicating that only 20 or less of these were made.
View #X66799

CATALIN CREATIONS by LAINS
bakelite red bangle with two rows of diagonally
inlaid clear baguette rhinestones, 2-1/2" by 1/3" with 1/3" walls. Marked on
one side "CCbL 5/10, the Lains mark and indicating only 10 of these
were made. View #B66794

CATALIN CREATIONS by LAINS red bangle with one row of diagonally inlaid clear
baguette rhinestones, 2-1/2" by 1/4" with 1/3" walls. Marked on one side "CCbL
5/15, the Lains mark and indicating only 15 or less of these were made.
#B66795

JIM FOLTZ BAKELITE
Foltz bakelite jewelry is whimsical and fun to
wear. It is fashioned from smaller, lighter weight and much thinner
pieces of bakelite than Shultz or Pantti, and also sometimes
incorporates Googly eyes that spin in their sockets.




FOLTZ bakelite thin carved dog pin collection. #B63932 JIM FOLTZ bakelite iced
tea marbled oval brooch with butterscotch horse head, 2-1/2".
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FOLTZ bakelite thin carved and jointed man brooch. #B63930




FOLTZ
bakelite 2003 Scotty dogs butterscotch and black dog charms
bracelet on a gold tone links chain, bracelet 8" disks 1-1/8".
View #B66095
FOLTZ bakelite 2004 Google eyed
fish on a hook pin butterscotch and blue moon bakelite with red painted
lips, 2-7/8". #B65873

FOLTZ
bakelite 2003 Scotty dogs black and butterscotch charms bracelet
on a white links chain, bracelet 8", disks 1-1/8".
View #B66096



FOLTZ 2005 bakelite green and red Christmas tree brooch with Scotties,
3" #B63562

FOLTZ bakelite carved strawberries brooch. #B63931

JIM FOLTZ miscellaneous bakelite pins. #B63559





FOLTZ
bakelite group of 5 dog pins, all doggies with polka dot bows!
They range in size from 1" to 1/1/2" each. #B66257

FOLTZ charm
or zipper pull "Sweet Bones" with a dog and hearts on top, 1-1/16 by
7/8" by 1/3" thick, not signed. #B66364

JIM FOLTZ bakelite 2003
Google eyed fish charm bracelet with three different fish characters,
really fun, total length 7-1/2" gold chain, fish 1-1/4" to 1-1/3".
View
View #B63561

JUDY CLARKE BAKELITE
Judy Clarke is an artist who works mainly with apple juice
bakelite and Lucite. Her original designs are absolutely fabulous. Her
original works of art are both fun and beautiful. Her work is the most
detailed that I have ever seen and rivals the masters of the old
bakelite reverse carved pieces. Judy spends hours and hours carving and
painting her one-of-a-kind treasures.




JUDY CLARKE Lucite reverse
carved and brilliantly painted 4-sided bangle with sea life motif, dated
9/03, 2-5/8" by 1" by 1". Most of Clarke’s pieces are very colorful and
detailed and the scenes change and blend as you turn your arm. They show
wonderful little scenes of an under sea world.
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JUDY CLARKE bakelite green
transparent 10-sided bangle with reverse carved sea life, 2-1/2" by 1-1/8"
by 1/3". Most of Clarke’s pieces are very colorful and detailed and the
scenes change and blend as you turn your arm. They show wonderful little
scenes of an under sea world.
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#B65512

JUDY CLARKE Lucite 8/2003
reverse and front carved and painted sea life bangle with tiny clear
rhinestone bubbles, 2-1/2" by 1-1/8" by 1/2". Most of Clarke’s pieces
are very colorful and detailed and the scenes change and blend as you
turn your arm. They show wonderful little scenes of an under sea world.
View
View #B65489


JUDY CLARKE bakelite apple
juice sea life reverse carved and painted bangle, gold and black fish and
sea weed, 2-1/2" by 5/8" by 1/3". #B65347


JUDY CLARKE
bakelite apple juice
sea life reverse carved and painted bangle, fish and sea weed, 2-1/2" by
5/8" by 1/3+". Most of Clarke’s pieces are very colorful and detailed
and the scenes change and blend as you turn your arm. They show
wonderful little scenes of an under sea world.
View
#B65346

JUDY CLARKE bakelite
apple juice sea life reverse carved and painted bangle, gold, aqua and brown
fish and sea weed, 2-1/2" by 5/8" by 1/3".
View #B65350



CLARKE Lucite octagonal bangle with a wonderful reverse carved and
colorfully painted white rabbits scene in the garden. This is signed and
dated "Clarke 6/03". This is the most interesting scene with carrots,
flowers, butterflies, bees, apple trees, dragonflies and strawberries. It is
2-1/2" by 3/4" with 1/2" walls. and even with all of that, there’s more!
There are carved and painted elements on the outside of the bangle, giving
it an even more 3-D look.
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#B66805

CLARKE apple juice chunky bangle reverse carved and painted bangle with an
amazing under the sea scenes showing fish, plants and seaweed, 2-1/2" by
1-1/2" with 1/4" walls, not signed that I can find but it looks
like her work in every way.
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#B66803




CLARKE Judy Clarke bakelite
deep red reverse carved bangle, 2-1/2" by 1-1/8" by 1/3".
View #B63952

CLARKE Most of Clarke’s
pieces are very colorful and detailed and the scenes change and blend as you
turn your arm. They show wonderful little scenes of an under sea world.
2-1/2" by 1-1/2" by 1/2".
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View #B65701

CLARKE Judy Clarke bakelite
deep red reverse carved bangle, 2-1/2" by 1-1/8" by 1/3".
View #B63952





CLARKE
bakelite dark apple juice chunky reverse carved bangle with deep sea
life scenes accented with glitter, 2-1/2" by 1" by 1/2" . This is signed
"Clarke" and the date 11/06 when it was made.

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#B66335


JUDY CLARKE
bakelite apple juice bangle with reverse carved and painted sea life
designs, 2-1/2" by 3/4" by 1/3". Her signature can be hard to
find, but this is signed just above the fish with the darkest fins. It’s
amazing the detail Clarke can get into her scenes. It’s like looking
into a real fish bowl!
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#B66743


CLARKE
bakelite bangle in med apple juice with reverse carved and painted
sea life scenes, 2-1/2" by 3/4" by 1/3", made circa 2005.

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#B64836




JUDY CLARKE apple juice
reverse carved sea side motif brooch, 2-1/2". Most of Clarke’s pieces are
very colorful and detailed and the scenes change and blend as you turn your
arm. This shows a wonderful little scenes of both the beach and the under
sea world. View #B64221

JUDY CLARKE reverse carved fish
pendant on aqua celluloid chain, pendant 1-3/4" chain 20".
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View #N63360


CLARKE
Lucite 4-sided bangle with reverse carved and painted sea life
scenes inside. even the outside corners are decorated with rhinestone,
carving and painting. The bangle is 2-5/8" by 1" wide by from 3/4" down to
1/4" thick walls. Signed on the inside "Clarke" and the date 10/05 when it
was made.

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#B66334




JUDY CLARKE Lucite sea life
pendant with orange fish and seaweed, light root beer celluloid chain,
pendant 1-1/3" chain 20".
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#B65405

JUDY CLARKE Lucite reverse
carved and painted fish pendant on aqua celluloid chain, pendant 2-1/8"
chain 20". Most of Clarke’s pieces are very colorful and detailed. They
show wonderful little scenes of an under sea world.
View #B63880

JUDY CLARKE Lucite pendant
with lavender reverse carved fish , bubbles and green seaweed, green
celluloid chain, pendant 1-1/3" chain 17-1/2".
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View #B65398

JUDITH EVAN RESIN
BANGLES
These resin bangles can be seen in the book, "Collecting Art
Plastic Jewelry" by Lee Leshner page 19.




JUDITH EVANS resin bowtie dots
bangle in black with cream dots, 2-1/2" by 5/8" by 1/3". #B64159

JUDITH EVANS resin bowtie
dots bangle in deep yellow, 2-1/2" by 5/8" by 1/3". #B64163

JUDITH EVANS resin bowtie dots
bangle in black with multi-color dots, 2-1/2" by 5/8" by 1/3". Wonderful
colors! #B64161



EVANS resin bow tie dots bangle
in cream with multi-colored dots, 2-1/2" by 5/8" by 1/3".
View #B63825

EVANS resin clear bangle with
multi-colored bowtie dots, 2-5/8" by 5/8" by 1/2". #B63909

JAE resin bangle with a clear
base and a rainbow of multi-colored bow tie dots, 2-5/8" by 5/8" by 1/3".
View #B66019


EVANS resin chartreuse bow tie
dots bangle, 2-5/8" by 5/8" by 1/3". #B64267

UNSIGNED & UNKNOWN




MARTHA SLEEPER button, a
black pot of vibrant red, green and blue flowers, 1". I was told that
this is by Martha Sleeper, but since this is not
signed I am not sure of the that.
View #B6000

BAKELITE apple/cherry juice changer bangle
with reverse carved and painted playing cats designs all the way around the
bangle, 2-1/2" by 1" by 1/3". This is a vintage bakelite bangle which was
probably carved in the past 20 years, but because the maker
did not sign it, I do not know who it is.
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BAKELITE
transparent lime green spacer bangle with red dots, 2-1/2" by 1/2" by 1/4".
I suspect this bangle was created in the past 20 years because it
tests barely yellow with Simichrome polish, meaning it hasn’t yet had much
time to oxidize.

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#B40685