50 IS NOT OLD | VINTAGE BAKELITE JEWELRY | FASHION OVER 40Bakelite is one of my favorite types of vintage jewelry. According to  Collectorsweekly.com Bakelite was an early plastic resin, developed by Leo Baekeland in 1907. Originally used for industrial purposes thanks to its ability to withstand heat, molded Bakelite and its cast cousin, Catalin, made the jump to costume jewelry in the 1920s and had their heyday in the 1930s and ’40s.50 IS NOT OLD | VINTAGE BAKELITE JEWELRY | FASHION OVER 40 Here are a few blog posts where I am wearing Bakelite jewelry. Go Here to see this post. 50 IS NOT OLD | VINTAGE BAKELITE JEWELRY | FASHION OVER 40

This post features carved, round, square, and a Philadelphia style bracelet. 50 IS NOT OLD | VINTAGE BAKELITE JEWELRY | FASHION OVER 40Here I am wearing a Bakelite necklace. Go here to read about my Las Vegas trip. 50 IS NOT OLD | VINTAGE BAKELITE JEWELRY | FASHION OVER 40And, finally, here is a post where I wore my Philadelphia style, my charm bracelet, and also, a necklace with large Bakelite balls.

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  1. Love seeing your vintage items. Reminds me of some of the well dressed ladies at church growing up. I hope your days are calm and filled with much love and joy this weekend.

    • Tania Reply

      Thanks, Connie. Joe used to tell me when we were dating, that only me and little gray-haired women would wear this stuff. Lol!

  2. Regina Kothny Reply

    Would live to know how you decide on what to wear each morning. Decisions, decisions …😊 Luv your site!

    • Tania Reply

      Regina, it is almost like flipping a coin each morning. Lol!

  3. How did you become a collector of this lovely jewelry? I remember my aunt wearing this type of jewelry and I loved getting in her jewelry drawer and trying it on. Brings back memories. Fun pictures of Vegas too. You looked great in the black dress!!

    • Tania Reply

      I have always loved jewelry and the vintage pieces have so much history. I love all of the bling and sparkly jewelry and only recently in the last few years got into the plastics and lucite type.

  4. Cute and informative message today. Do you take your 409 with ya when you go shopping for Bakelite?

    • Tania Reply

      Cindy, yes, I do. Especially if I am going to an estate or yard sales, etc. I wet a few q-tips and I stick them in a ziplock baggie. I ask the seller if it is alright if I test the piece and if they say no, then it stays there.

  5. How fun! Love seeing your collections. Thanks for sharing! You look so adorable in that hat, and I’ll be watching for you to feature those pearl hoop earrings!

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