This patriotic Polka Dot Faux Bakelite Bracelet is 1 1/4″ wide and has an approximately 2 11/16″ opening.
Bakelite, Catalin, and other “new” plastic jewelry became all the rage in 1940s fashion. The chunky look was in stark contrast to earlier, delicate bracelet designs of silver and gold. The brightly colored bangles were frequently stacked. In fact, Carmen Miranda sometimes sported whole arm of them!
Polka dots appeared on everything from blouses to scarves and bandanas during the 1940s.
Our faux bakelite bracelets are inspired by original designs. They mimic the look of real bakelite without the price or fragility of the originals. These are available in a wide range of 1940s color tones to coordinate with your favorite vintage dress.