Foraging Flickr | Bakelite Bobbles

Bakelite is the world’s oldest synthetic plastic. It’s also pretty boss draped around your neck or dangling from your ear. Leo Baekeland, the fella that invented it, was named one of TIME’s “100 Most Important People of the 20th Century” for his discovery (mostly for Bakelite’s use as a nonconductive medium in electronics). Flickr has a great group dedicated to all things Bakelite. . . here’s a smattering of jewelry, but be sure to check out the group pool for lots of rotary phones and box cameras and such. 3398779816_650d449d6d_b

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