Material: Plastics: Bakelite; Celluloid; Lucite; Acrylic; Resin

Manmade plastics are SO versatile for jewelry! What we take for granted and somewhat devalue compared to natural materials are truly an amazing substances.

Any kind of texture, color, strength, thickness or detail is possible, and, if in the future plastics are discontinued due to their admittedly negative environmental impact, these items will someday be more valued than whatever will replace them.

The most common vintage plastics used in jewelry are bakelite, celluloid and lucite, while today's plastics and beads are most often made of acrylic and resins. Enjoy exploring one of the greatest aspects of costume jewelry...the infinite universe of plastics!