Does this image make you foam at the mouth, shake with lust? It does me! Like every other vintage girl i have a burning desire for the vintage plastic bangle, Bakelite. The more carved the better, yum! With vintage becoming more and more popular and new vintage recruits joining our granny clad army every day.
|Search Bakelite bangle on etsy and organise by most expensive first, look at these beauties at a steal for $1,000 well you do get all three. This wasn't even the most expensive!|
The price of Bakelite bangles is getting bit of a joke! I understand everything has its price and that's why we invest in a vintage wardrobe because it will go up in value, i am not quibbling the price of Bakelite, just stating that i personally cant justify £1,000 for a plastic bangle.
Here is my collection of vintage plastic bangles, not a massive collection i know....
|Some of my Bakelite collection|
|Bakelite or not Bakelite.... who gives a f***|
These were bought for pennies at various charity shops, are they Bakelite, who knows, not do i care. they look the part when mixed up with my real Bakelite.
Confetti Lucite, yum! I think i actually prefer this to Bakelite, well i guess it depends on the outfit. This is my little collection of confetti Lucite thus far. I love it! Bangles are a steal compared to Bakelite and they are sparkly! I got the gold clamper and the two clip on earrings from Raiment Revival on Etsy.
I have just purchased, these two.... well i have heard the Lucite clamper prices are heading the same way as Bakelite craved ... an investment!
Here are my two little celluloid bangles, allot older than my Bakelite ones, these are probably from the 20s or 30s. These would originally have been coloured, you can see on the top one remnants of colour.
Do you collect vintage plastic? What do you prefer?