Friday, May 7, 2010

(Carved) Celluloid Dreams

Lately, I'm really drawn to the intricate beauty of vintage carved celluloid bracelets.  They come in a number of colors, but I love the white or off white ones best (although that last one with touches of color is breathtaking as well).  What are your favourite vintage accessories?





















(Images of bracelets already sold by Vintage Fabulous on Etsy)

10 comments:

Celia Rose said...

They're so lovely! I don't tend to wear much jewellery, but I couldn't live without earrings. My favourites are big studs, especially flowers.

Kir said...

Ooh, those are gorgeous! I actually don't wear much jewelery. If I wear any it's usually just a simple necklace with a small pendant or something. :)

Pixie Drive-In said...

These are beautiful! I especially love the last one. I don't wear many bracelets, but I usually wear a ring every day.

Ellen said...

They are so lovely! They look so fragile though, I'm worried I would only end up breaking them.
I have a necklace which has a collection of little things given to me or collected from around the world. It has a couple of vintage charms on, a key and a tiny piece of metal from an elephant's headpiece amongst other things

- Ellen
xxx

http://theravenandthecellardoor.blogspot.com/

Carys said...

Beautiful!! Your posts always inspire me so much, I really want to look into celluloid jewelry more now!
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

Shallow Mallow said...

Snap! I have been keeping my eyes open for celuloid as well. I am particularly taken with the rich yellow carved celuloid brooches. The bracelets in your post are stunning. :-)

Bella said...

Oh, I love these! I have one, but it's not vintage, unfortunately. I love the creamy color. Thanks so much for your kind words on my post. I think you are absolutely right about this movement in the corporate world, too - and it's not a change for the better in my book.

Miss Matilda said...

Love them :-)

BaronessVonVintage said...

Celia Rose: I don't wear much jewelry either, but am starting to push myself to wear earrings and bangles a bit more often...

Simple necklaces and rings are always classic, aren't they, Kir and Pixie Drive in? Most days I only have my wedding rings on.

As for their fragility, I don't own one myself, so am not sure just how fragile they are, Ellen, but I imagine, being vintage, they should be worn and stored with care!

Carys: aww, thanks so much! I'm thrilled you find my posts of interest!

Shallow Mallow: I've seen a couple of the brooches and they, too, are fantastic. Also lovely: EARRINGS

Bella: Even a repro. of such lovelies would be nice! Thanks for humouring my rant ;)

Miss M: Aren't the dreamiest?

BaronessVonVintage said...

sorry that last one should say, "aren't they the dreamiest?" ;)