Tuesday, March 22, 2011
So What's Not To Love About Bakelite?
Bakelite-so what is not to love about Bakelite! The colors, certainly not, because they are so delicious that they have names like apple juice and root beer. The sound of it, oh no, for that is music to ones ears - like when the bangle bracelets "clunk" together. Even the smell....so distinct that you know it like no other when you rub it between your hands on a hot summer day. There is just nothing else like it. Put it smack dab in the middle of a lot of lucite, acrylic, and/or plastic jewelry and it jumps right out at you. Something about the deep richness of the colors and weight of the piece when you hold it tells you it is Bakelite.