It finally happened. After about 2 years of faithfully searching the internet, antique shows, high end antique stores, and putting the word out to my favorite bakelite dealers, I have found it. My bakelite holy grail. Feast your eyes, friends:
Isn’t it glorious? Doesn’t its perfection hurt your eyes? I am beyond thrilled! Ever since I became aware of the existence of this piece by stumbling across a picture on our old pal, the internet, I have been determined to score one for my very own. It wasn’t easy! It took a lot of persistence, but don’t you know, recently this beauty popped up on ebay! I was prepared to blow our 401k on it if need be, but luckily it did not come to that. Apparently I am the only one in a frenzied panic over procuring a wood and green bakelite acorn clamper bracelet. I won it for a very fair price – it was meant to be!
I love love LOVE how it’s half wood and half bakelite. And the bakelite parts are a gorgeous marbled green. The wood acorn has a few nicks in it, but hey! This thing is probably 70 years old.
But the best part is that with this acquisition I have completed my ideal bakelite trifecta:
Oh yeah. Acorn earrings, squirrel pin, and acorn bracelet. My woodland bakelite fantasies are complete.