Art Deco Bakelite Bead Necklace
A stylish necklace made using the A castable, fire resistant plastic that was invented by Leo Baekeland in 1909. It was originally used for industrial purposes until jewellery makers found that its light weight made bakelite a perfect choice for designing and manufacturing inexpensive bracelets, rings, pins and other jewellery. process. Bakelite changed the world in the first half of the twentieth century. It was the first A man-made material with essentially the same optical, chemical and physical properties as its natural counterpart, but completely artificial. Commonly used for calibré settings due to the colour matching possibilities. plastic and heralded an age in which we were no longer dependent on the products of nature. Hard, compact, and insoluble this was the first synthetic plastic, named Bakelite after its inventor, the Belgian-born chemist Leo Baekeland. Fun to wear and made in the 1930s this necklace is a good example of a Bakelite product.
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