Bakelite Bangle Restored Bakelite Bakelite Bracelet Bakelite Jewelry Thin Bakelite Bangle Bakelite Spacer

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Bakelite bangle restored bakelite bakelite bracelet

* Bakelite changes color over time through a process known as oxidization. Restoring a piece of bakelite to its original color involves removing the oxidization through sanding and then buffing it to a high gloss. When I bought this bangle it was a color known as Mississippi Mud. As you can see from the photos, underneath the oxidization lie a gaudy marble of soft browns, cream and white. Bangles of this width are known as "spacer bangles" and were worn in-between heavier carved bangles to prevent them from scratching. They also look great stacked with other thin bangles.

* This bangle measures 3/16" wide, 1/4" thick has the standard 2 1/2" diagonal opening.

* Condition is excellent vintage with no chips, cracks or visible scratches. This finish is nice and glossy.

* Prior to sanding, tested positive for bakelite using simichrome polish and hot water. After sanding the bangle still tests positive using hot water and will react to the simichrome again in a few months.

The colors in this bangle will go nicely with your other restored and unrestored bakelite bangles and will be shipped in a gift box.

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