Refinished Chartreuse Marble Thin Wall Bakelite Bangle


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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* Bakelite was originally made in pastels and jewel tones.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.

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