What really pushed me over the edge was my visit to the book store last night. While browsing the antique book section, a ran across a book on plastic jewelry; actually I was looking for a book on vintage plastic jewelry. I was absolutely amazed at what I saw in the book. So I took the fashion sketching book back and vowed to purchase it later. After all I had pinned so much of the same stuff on my Millinery Sketches, Fashion Illustration, and Tutorials board on Pinterest. But since I really love books, it'll be on my book shelf very shortly.
This was not the first time I had an interest in plastic jewelry. Several years ago I picked up a plastic jewelry fabrication book. This led me to purchase several small sheets of plexiglass (acrylic--plastic) for the purpose of making earrings. Well that plexiglass hung around until I recently made and entered a hat contest on Facebook. The hat to your right is one of those hats. The hats were made using the same tools I use to fabricate sterling silver, brass, and copper jewelry. I'll talk about that at a later date, and I will also do a little tutorial on this very simple creation; stay tuned. Anyway, if you like Bakelite jewelry, let me know what you think of these bangle bracelets.
WOW, I guess I have two tutorials in the oven!
Note: Check out this image from Heather Sonrisa, Fairytale Dreams In Fashion. It is a hat from the 1930s that has a plastic brim. So you see, this is not a new concept at all.