Vintage Bakelite Earrings

Hot for spring is bakelite jewelry, especially earrings.  What exactly is bakelite?  It’s the trade name for a plastic invented by Leo Baekeland in 1909 and originally was used to make electrical insulating materials. Later bakelite became popular in the manufacturing of toys, kitchenware and costume jewelry.

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Here’s a perfect combination- classic Chanel suit and large tortoise-shell color bakelite earrings.

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A similar great pair are from etsy.

(Fashion photo- L’Officiel Paris Magazine)

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