When we found these old genuine Bakelite beads hanging by a thread (literally), we took them right to our bead doctor who restrung them so they could dazzle for another 70+ years (at least).
These big green marbled beads are so unusual. Each one measures 1 1/2 inches long and they have quirky 4-sided shapes that are both round and straight, wide and narrow. They're big nuggets of color swirls...bright kelly green with darker green and butterscotch yellow. Picking up the yellow in the beads are the smaller butterscotch spacers, the large round bead in the center and the Bakelite screw barrel clasp. It's all old Bakelite and it's a fantastic look.
The necklace measures 24 inches around. The center dangle hangs 3 3/4 inches. The beads are all excellent...vibrant and glossy with no chips or dings.
We've been Bakelite hunters for over 40 years and can't remember ever seeing beads like these. We're pretty sure there's only one Bakelite necklace like this on the planet. Wouldn't it be fabulous around your neck?
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