Nature Colors Stacks & Dots Fowler 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.
This signed piece is a laminated style, made of 3 complimentary colors, accented with elliptical dice. The body is made of a marbled cola brown, a subtle violet and a juicy shiny mint green. The 3 marbled clear/white dots contrast the laminate bands and give this piece reference to popular styles of the original Bakelite Jewelry era. The overall effect makes me think of purple and white flowers in a woodsy field.
- 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 restoration.
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: 0.6-inches; 15-mm
- Outer Diameter: 3-inches; 72-mm
- Inner Diameter; 2.5-inches; 64-mm