Monday, March 11, 2013

For The Love of Celluloid

Celluloid jewelry is fabulously fun! It comes in all varieties, from flowers to fanciful figurals. Often glitzed up with rhinestones and never boring.

A little history is always useful -

Celluloid was one of the first plastics to be widely used in making jewelry.  Celluloid is made from a natural plant fiber. Originally developed in the 1850s in England, it was later popularized by John Wesley Hyatt in the U.S.  It was most popular during the Art Deco period - 1920-1935.

This time around I will share some of my fav animal figural pieces -