I buy my jewelry by the bag at a favorite thrift store. In addition to fruit pieces there was cruise jewelry palm trees, sea shells and the like and sports jewelry with pieces representing footballs, baseballs, and basketballs. Large vintage and contemporary bakelite, lucite and wood jewelry selections, signed and unsigned jewelry, plus christmas jewelry. The book is excellent, well illustrated and easy to read.
America is, of course, the home of bakelite, being invented in new york by belgian chemist leo baekeland and the majority of collectable bakelite jewelry these days comes from the usa. Search for bakelite on ebay to get an idea of current pricing. All pieces have been tested and verified as bakelite. Crammed with items in a deceptively large space, youll need at least 2025 minutes to do even a casual scan. This book paves the way for collectors to collect shultz bakelite jewelry with knowledge and confidence. Have sent messages to amazon on many occasions about this sort of. No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options. A much daintier selection of goods than i personally prefer. American plastic jewelry was playful and colourful, with bright and jazzy.
Bakelite is made from carbolic acid phenol and formaldehyde and is referred to as a phenolic resin. Martha sleeper 1930s multicolored figural bakelite brooch pin three birds on a branch. Karima is ready to take orders for her shultz bakelite jewelry book. These pieces were created as costume jewelry, as a way to dress up clothing or an outfit without spending a lot of money. Vintage early plastics jewelry bakelite ruby lane page 9. Designers like coco chanel started incorporating baekelands product into their work. She guides the reader through the techniques and decorative patterns that are used by the shultzs, and introduces a workable terminology to describe them.
I sold a group of plastic i hope earrings and was surprised by the final amount bid. The modern bakelite artists, ron and ester shultz, make their marvelous jewelry from true vintage bakelite. Ken will be more than happy to respond to your inquiries. Buy the bakelite jewellery book by davidov, corinne, dawes, ginny redington isbn. The pieces were popular during the heyday of the art deco pe. With plenty of examples of brooches, necklaces, novelties, and my personal favourite, bangles, the book offers more than just pages of pretty pictures although it has these too. Arguably most memorable are the remarkable range of bakelite bracelets, which stormed the market in the early years of the 20th century, and, thanks to their longevity, still can appear today as shiny as the day they were made. History of bakelite jewelry bakelite jewelry was most popular during the art deco period, which began in 1909 and lasted until the 1940s. For years i have been saying i must have something bakelite in all this stuff. Bakelite is a trade name taken from its inventor, leo baekeland, who invented bakelite in 1907. Every piece is shown in full color, and includes its measurements and a realistic price range. The market for custom jewelry expanded, however, when companies started. Bakelite mixed berry delight vintage bakelite jewelry kronimus necklace bb026. International buyers, please write for your cost including international shipping.
Shultz bakelite jewelry schiffer book for collectors. Please contact biba for galleriesretailers, and direct sales. Costume jewelry makers jumped onto the bakelite bandwagon by the 1930s, recognizing its ability to be polished, colored, marbled, carved, and even laminated together to create multicolored pieces. Moure, a pioneer in the plastic jewelry industry in the 1930s, opened the manhattan bakelite company, alta novelty, with his brother robert, in 1936. The creation of a synthetic plastic was revolutionary for its electrical nonconductivity and heatresistant properties in electrical insulators, radio and telephone casings and such diverse products as kitchenware, jewelry, pipe stems, childrens toys, and firearms. Shultz bakelite jewelry for sale we buy and sell shultz bakelite bangles, necklaces, bracelets and brooches. The value of bakelite depends on the piece, and the demand for specific collectibles is an everchanging thing. Vintage bakelite jewelry for sale at online auction buy.
How to identify bakelite jewelry and spot imitations. If its genuine, the qtip will show a yellow, brown or orange tint. Authentic bakelite jewelry can sell for thousands of dollars, so its important you learn how to tell the difference between genuine and imposter plastic jewelry. When you buy a piece of shultz vintage bakelite jewelry, not only are you acquiring something that you can wear and enjoy, you are buying a handmade, signed work of art.
That means once a bakelite product is formed, it will not change shape or melt under heat. Tortoise shell earrings brown bakelite jewelry style green half circle brown tropical leaf dangle acrylic statement drop earrings. Free shipping on many items browse your favorite brands affordable prices. Both measure 21116 by 212 across the inside opening by a width of 916. Click here for extra reference information about shultz bakelite. Four such hats are featured on pages 15, 119 and 120 of karima parrys shultz bakelite jewelry book. The art of the carver vintage carved bakelite jewelry, from the great style era of the 1930s and 1940s, remains a highly soughtafter category of collectible interest worldwide. From everpopular bangles and hinged bracelets, to pins, dress clips, buckles, pendants, and earrings, these little works of art are endlessly satisfying. Bakelite is often used as a term to denote early plastics and vintage bakelite jewelry is highly collectible. Galalith is the name of a plastic developed in germany in the late 19th century. A great array of bakelite pieces, through the eras and accross the seas. Featuring five pieces, this selection includes two bakelite bangle bracelets, a bakelite scarf accent, a bakelite safety pin and a carved bakelite figurine in the shape of a dog. Books purchased from this site will be signed by the author.
Terrible packing by amazon just loose in a large box, so the corners of the book got damaged. Mar 20, 2016 bakelite is one of the first plastics made from synthetic components. Themes in jewelry became popular also during the time of vintage bakelite jewelry. Shultz bakelite jewelry schiffer book for collectors by. Many of the examples shown here are quite hard to find and reflect prices paid by avid collectors who compete at auction to own these pieces. Originally used for industrial purposes thanks to its ability to withstand heat, molded bakelite and its cast cousin, catalin, made the jump to costume jewelry in the 1920s and had their heyday in the 1930s and 40s.
Shultz crayon box vintage bakelite jewelry shultz bracelet bb058. Bakelite is an item a jewelry collector should keep an eye out for considering how prices have risen over the last few decades. Bold and striking vintage french bakelite jewelry bracelet. Intricately carved andor multicolored bangle bracelets, figural pins, dress clips and link bracelets are sought in earnest by bakelite collectors now. Vintage cherry amber bakelite faceted oblong bead necklace 32. Shultz bakelite jewelry for sale morning glory jewelry. Bakelite is one of the first plastics invented in 1907 by chemist leo baekeland.
See more ideas about plastic jewelry, vintage jewelry and bracelets. See warmans jewelry, 3rd edition by christie romero, p. One is a pale olive green color and one is an orange yellow. Mar 29, 2017 costume jewelry makers jumped onto the bakelite bandwagon by the 1930s, recognizing its ability to be polished, colored, marbled, carved, and even laminated together to create multicolored pieces. Large selection of vintage and contemporary bakelite jewelry, lucite and wood jewelry plus signed and unsigned jewelry including christmas tree pins. The matched pair of marbled bright lemon with marbled tangerine six dots are on page 36 of shultz bakelite jewelry, while the marbled tangerine with four fried egg double belle ovals is on page 39. Jan 31, 2008 galalith is the name of a plastic developed in germany in the late 19th century. Vintage bakelite jewelry prices 55 auction price results. Costumejewelry manufacturers were attracted to bakelite for numerous reasons. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Vintage carved bakelite jewelry, from the great style era of the 1930s and 1940s, remains a highly soughtafter category of collectible interest worldwide.
Shultz bakelite jewelry is given the same scholarly treatment that parry has taken with vintage bakelite jewelry in her other books. Vintage bracelet lot 100 plus hand painted rhinestone lucite bone cha cha. In the 1930s and 1940s the catalin company created marbled and translucent bakelite that was used to make jewelry and household items. It became very popular around the time of the depression, when the financial position of many americans meant that women were looking for accessories that they could buy cheaply to dress up their outfits. Values for bakelite jewelry can vary widely depending on the rarity of the piece.
For anyone from a beginner to a serious advanced collector, if the subject is bakelite jewelry, the best guide around is karima parry. Bakelite was an early plastic resin, developed by leo baekeland in 1907. Celluloid, bakelite and lucite jewelry if you are interested in any of the pieces shown below, or wish additional information, please contact kens antiques directly either by phone or email. Many other companies got in on the act and plastic jewelry took off around the world. Plastics in some form or other have been used in jewelry for many years. Currently the definitive method of testing bakelite is to put some formula 409 on the end of a qtip and apply a small amount on an inconspicuous portion of the bead in question. After many women went to work during world war ii, the wearing of costume pieces became even more prominent. With over 0 lots available for antique bakelite jewelry and 0 upcoming auctions, you wont want to miss out. Trouble is i did not have a clue on how to spot it. Kens antiques celluloid, bakelite and lucite jewelry. While used for its electrical nonconductivity and heatresistant proper, products as kitchenware, jewelry, pipe stems, childrens toys were also made of bakelite which was designated a national historic chemical landmark in 1993 in recognition of its significance as the worlds first synthetic plastic. Bakelite beads and bakelite stones jans jewelry supplies.
Galalith, made from casein, a milkbased protein gets it trade name milk stone from the greeks gala for milk and logos for stones. This red hand pin is a true cherry red and the black bangle bracelet is set. Decotini offers vintage bakelite jewelry, including necklace, bracelet, clamper, pin, brooch, earrings and more. For the vintage costume jewelry enthusiast, this auction will feature bakelite from the rodrigo j. A wonderful pin featured on page 118 of karima parrys book shultz bakelite jewelry. William is fanatical about finding vintage bakelite bracelets and other jewelry for his daughter, who at last count, had amassed 99 bakelite bracelets, thanks to her tenacious father. Bakelite jewelry has been referred to as dime store jewelry of the 30s and 40s. Shultz blue beauty vintage bakelite jewelry shultz bangle bracelet.
Bakelite bracelets decotini bakelite, modernist jewelry. In a nutshell, bakelite jewelry is made from a lightweight plastic, and was created in the 1900s, and became very popular in the 1930s. This item has been evaluated and verified by an independent graduate gemologist. Jan 16, 2011 in a nutshell, bakelite jewelry is made from a lightweight plastic, and was created in the 1900s, and became very popular in the 1930s. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search. Unfollow bakelite jewelry to stop getting updates on your ebay feed. Bakelite jewelry brightens your wardrobe many people buy plastic jewelry, but art deco lovers spend many long hours searching for plastic bakelite jewelry. Galalith started as a failed attempt to produce a plastic material specifically for whiteboards, intended to replace. The first costume jewelry may have been made more than 300 years ago, but many people started wearing antique and costume jewelry during the art nouveau period. Durable and colorful, bakelite jewelry defined an era of fashion forward jewelry accessories. An amazing stack of book piece shultz bakelite bangles.1202 680 1186 1383 1052 1568 376 437 139 1143 419 534 1181 505 1449 160 122 479 1285 539 227 1172 15 1419 1043 1188 384 1452 1163 1190 1122 417 424 343