Galalith, Bakelite, & Plastics - Page 2

Galalith, a milk protien plastic was produced in a rainbow of brilliant colors and marbling patterns. It was used in France and Germany from the 20's to the 40's. Once synthetic plastics were invented the production of Galalith ceased. Our jewelry is designed by contemporary designers from France & Belgium using vintage galalith .

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Irene de Groot is a painter & sculptor who has exhibited throughout Europe. In 1987 she began creating jewelry using vintage galalith. Galalith, a milk protien plastic was invented in the late 1800's in Austria and was produced in a rainbow of brilliant colors and marbling patterns. Once synthetic plastics were invented the production of Galalith ceased. Irene de Groot polishes, engraves, and carves this rare substance to create spectacular fantasy collars, brooches, and bracelets. All are signed Irene de Groot.
de Groot Galalith Free Form Collar features stylized waves of galalith in marblelized grey, yellow, & cream. Clasps in the front, riveted and hinged in brass. Front motif extends 7" on this extremley comfortable necklace. Price $1750
de Groot Red & Blue Galalith Collar A work of art as well as an item of jewelry. Base of necklace formed from two triangles of red marbleized galalith hinged at the back of the neck. This is covered with royal blue galalith cut out in geometric shapes which is riveted with brass. Hinges in front. Overall size 16" by 14". Be sure to look at the large image to see the details. For the collector who wants to make a statement! Price $2000
de Groot Freeform Red Galalith Collar Flexible collar slips over the neck, right side arm rests on shoulder. Red marbleized galalith studded with brass rings and topaz rhinestones. Overall size 11" wide by 10" long. Price $675
de Groot Freeform Black Galalith Collar Flexible collar slips over the neck, right side arm rests on shoulder. Black shiny galalith studded with prong set red rhinestones. Overall size 11" wide by 10" long. Price $675
de Groot Carved Orange & Black Bracelet One of the beauties of galalith is that it come in a multitude of colors & patterns. This free form bracelet starts with a row of orange, then has two black & white zebra striped rows sandwiched with a row of white. Side view of bracelet shows unique carving. 2" wide, inside circumference 8". Price $1375
de Groot Pink & Green Galalith Bracelet Wow was all I could say when I saw this bracelet! One row of green, one of hot pink, and two of white galalith sandwiched together with brass. Side view of bracelet shows free form design, each side is capped with pink or green buttons. Width is 3", inside circumference is 8". Price $1375
de Groot Lavendar & Aqua Galalith Brooch Stylized flower of lavendar marbled galalith has aqua stamens on brass stems. Price $675
de Groot Topaz Marbleized Brooch Free form shape in unique topaz marbleized galalith fringed with blue glass suspended from brass chains. An impressive 8" by 4". Price $675

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