Bakelite Bracelets

Bakelite Bangle Restored Bakelite Bracelet Bakelite Jewelry Chartreuse Marble Thin Wall Bakelite Bracelet


  • Details
    Bakelite bangle restored bakelite bakelite bracelet

    * Bakelite was originally made in pastels and jewel tones. Over time, the surface of a bakelite piece will oxidize and the original color will turn to the autumnal tones we're so familiar with. Refinishing bakelite involves sanding the oxidized surface back to its original color. The fun part of refinishing bakelite pieces is that I'm never sure exactly what color is underneath the oxidized surface. This particular bangle is a lovely transparent chartreuse with a very subtle chocolate marble. Since this bracelet is transparent both the interior and exterior surfaces have been sanded and polished.

    * The wall of this lovely bangle is 1/8" thick, about half the thickness of a standard bakelite bangle. It is just under 1" wide and has an interior opening of 2 1/2".

    * This glossy 1930's bakelite bangle is in excellent vintage condition with no chips or cracks or scratches. All surface scratches were removed during the refinishing process.

    * This bangle tested positive for bakelite using simichrome and hot water prior to being refinished. Since both the exterior and interior walls were sanded it will not currently test positive using simichrome, but you will be able to smell the formaldehyde when the item is placed under hot water. Storing the bangle in a dark the box is is shipped in will help to retain its original color.

    A fun and unique addition to any bakelite lover's collection, this bangle will be shipped in a gift box.

    Please examine the pictures carefully as they are part of the description. I examine each piece listed and will note any flaws or defects I find. If you have any questions about this piece, please convo me.

    I use a variety of colored backgrounds and editing techniques to try to match what I see with how the item displays on my computer. Please be aware that different computer monitors "see" color differently depending on the quality of their resolution and level of available color variation.

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  • Shipping & Policies

    Shipping from United States

    Processing time

    1-3 business days

    Customs and import taxes

    Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

    Payment Options

    Secure options
    • Accepts Etsy gift cards

    Returns & Exchanges

    I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations

    Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

    Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

    Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase

    But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

    The following items can't be returned or exchanged

    Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

    • Items on sale

    Conditions of return

    Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

    Questions about your order?

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