Art Deco Lemon Drop Artist Signed Bakelite Bangle, 80+ Year Old Material Sourcing
This bangle bracelet is an original art creation from renowned Portland, Oregon-based restorer and jewelry designer Jesse Fowler.
Art Deco Lemon Drop
This piece has proved so difficult for its beauty to be captured in a photograph! Clear candy yellow hand carved on the outside with Art Deco radiating arcs and then reverse-carved on the inside of the bangle.
- All Fowler pieces are one-of-a-kind completely unique works.
- Designed, hand-crafted, and sourced from vintage authentic 1930s-era Bakelite.
- Bakelite naturally develops patina over time from oxidization of this War Era pre-plastic. Fowler first restores the material back to its original glamorous shine using proprietary hands-on and chemical-free techniques before crafting original pieces from these restorations.
BAKELITE HISTORY: Bakelite is material with its own incredible intrinsic historical context and value, First developed in the late 1920s, this material quickly became ubiquitous in virtually endless manufacturing uses. During World War II when citizens were being asked to turn in metal objects and more to aid in the war efforts, Bakelite became THE material for making jewelry. It was a affordable and could be made into virtually any color, carved into shapes imitate marble or jewels and more. Bakelite became style. All Fowler pieces are made from repurposed items made of Bakelite or from unused factory stock, abandoned, intended for finishing but never used, until Now!
- Width: 5/8"
- Outer Diameter: 3"
- Inner Diameter; 2.5"