From the collection of the inimitable Iris Apfel
One of my minor passions (because I don't have the wherewithal to indulge in it majorly) is Bakelite, especially Bakelite jewelry. So imagine how much I loved discovering this site.
The Bakelite Museum is an online treasure trove of jewelry and objects produced in the first half of the 20th century. Divided into different gallery sections, a store, and information on selling, the site is full of lovely images and info on all things Bakelite.
If one studies different examples of the same object made by different hands it is very apparent that many of the objects were created based on the individual craftsman’s concept of the piece and there is often a great difference seen in the same object made by different hands.In this country there has never been a comprehensive show of Bakelite in a major american museum.
Striped braceletsThe purpose of this website is to essentially create an museum devoted to the presentation of the full scope of American Bakelite jewelry and objects."
A few pieces from my own collection
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