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Welcome to the beauty, history and art that is vintage jewelry. We buy and sell vintage rhinestone, costume, designer, bakelite and antique Georgian & Victorian jewelry, purses and accessories.
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All jewelry is in excellent vintage condition unless specified otherwise.  All items are subject to prior sale.
We work constantly to offer extensive jewelry research, pictures and information in our reference, " Jewel Chat " and gallery " Morning Glory Collects ". 
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Morning Glory Antiques & Jewelry presents
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JEWEL CHAT
Costume Jewelry Magazine

 


THE COLLECTORS

SHULTZ  BAKELITE~
by Barbara Wood, collector and former dealer

 

I started collecting Shultz bakelite jewelry in the mid-1990s when they lived in Pennsylvania.  A short time later, I had the opportunity to meet Ester and Ron Shultz.  It was an instant fascination with their wonderful art.  I fell in love with all the bright and happy pieces of jewelry along with Ron's occasional "compulsive art" works. 

All of  their jewelry is made from old bakelite bangles, blanks, broken radios, jukeboxes, etc.  They are cut, sanded and polished into all sorts of whimsical wonders.  They continue to amaze me with all the new color combinations and with their  new  designs.  As quickly as I think I have all I can ever wear or admire, they come up with another piece of art that I have to own.

I started collecting old bakelite jewelry but just don't find it as much fun or exciting as the Shultz bakelite pieces.  Consequently, my collection just kept growing and getting more exciting with every new piece.

I hope you will enjoy their bakelite jewelry as much as I do.

Q&A interview with Barbara:

Question: What was your very first Shultz piece?

Barbara: I couldn't just buy one piece -- I was so excited when I saw it that I bought about 20 pins and 5 bangles.

SHULTZ bakelite hand carved cat face brooch with dangling reverse carved apple juice fish bowl, 3-1/2" by 2". This is an earlier Shultz piece with amazing carving and detail.   View     #B64127

SHULTZ bakelite orange, khaki and black chunky two row check bangle, rare colors in this rare older piece of Shultz, 2-1/2" by 1" by 5/8".  It looks lovely with another bangle on the web site, number B63857  View  here.   #B63856

SHULTZ bakelite moon-over-Miami bakelite brooch with scenic palm tree, sun and flamingo in green, yellow and sunset, 3-1/3" by 2". This piece is in the book "Bakelite Pins" by Karima Parry, page 148.    #B66068

 

Question: And now that you have such a fabulous collection, can you pick a favorite? Or one that you seem to wear most often?

Barbara: I have several favorites.  They made me a fabulous apple juice and black parrot pin; an apple juice, carved and very laminated palm tree; a carved alligator bangle plus several really special one-of-a-kinds that I could never part with.

SHULTZ bakelite red transparent parrot head brooch with black face and beak, glass eye, rare color, 3-1/3".  View   #B64553

 

SHULTZ bakelite and Lucite palm tree brooch with multi-colored leaves and clear trunk, an early piece, 3-1/3".  This piece is in the book "Bakelite Pins" by Karima Parry, page 149.  View  #B66073 

 

SHULTZ bakelite red carved bow brooch with dangling bakelite butterscotch buttons, 4" by 2-1/2".   #B64185

SHULTZ bakelite rare alligator bangle with yellow swirl, amazing carving, 2-1/2" by 1-1/4" by 1/3".   View   #B65516  

SHULTZ bakelite very rare red monkey carved brooch with laminated yellow bananas, swinging arm, 3-1/4" by 2-1/2". This was carved by Ester and polished by Ron, as is true of many of their brooches.  This piece is in the book Bakelite Pins" by Karima Parry, page 173.   View   #B64238 

 

 Barb: I wear a clear and black checked bangle with pair of clear bakelite bangles with black dots at least 3 times a week.  I wear several bangles almost every day.  I wear more pins in the winter because I wear more jackets.

SHULTZ   bakelite bowtie bangle, cream with black dots, 2-1/2" by 1" by 1/4" and coordinating bakelite bowtie bangle, black with cream dots, 2-1/2" by 1" by 1/3".   #B31842 and #B31843
(Note: the white parts of these bangles is now butterscotch since, like all bakelite, it has oxidized over time.)

 

 SHULTZ bakelite clear bangle set with black fingernails dots.(NOTE: Over the ensuring years, these have turned back to apple juice instead of clear, as all vintage bakelite does.)

 

SHULTZ bakelite amazing slices checked bangle with a rainbow of colors with a burgundy moon and cream checked center layer, 2-1/2" by 1-1/4" by 1/3".   View   #B64096

SHULTZ bakelite three row check bangle with red and black center row checks and yellow and green checked edges, 2-5/8" by 1-5/8" by 1/3".   #B64684

SHULTZ bakelite very rare 3 row checks bangle, red swirl base with small checks in cream, yellow, green, aqua, blue, lavender, pea green, peach and purple, a real treat, 2-1/2" by 1" by 1/3".    View   View   #B35612

 

SHULTZ bakelite green swirl bangle with cherry motif in red, black and green, 2-1/2" by 1-1/4" by 1/2" thick.   #B63771

SHULTZ bakelite wide green bangle with dots in a rainbow of colors, 2-1/2" by 2-1/2" by 1-5/8" by 1/3".    View  #B63779

SHULTZ bakelite two row bangle in transparent green with multiple opaque colors, 2-1/2" by 1" by 1/3".    View   #B63761

 

Question: When did you first meet the Shultz'?

Barbara: I met them years ago in the 1990s.  We met for lunch and I shopped from their van.

 

 

Question: Is it the colors or the designs that make it more appealing than the old bakelite?

Barbara:
Both--Checked bangles are my favorite and I love the bright colors. I find the old colors dull and boring compared to the Shultz.  However, I do love some of my old zig-zags with dots and I have a rainbow bow tie that I love but other than those few, I much prefer Shultz.

 

Question: Do you think they are doing this as "art"... in other words, is this a "product" to them or do they still see each one as a work of love? I know they do not make very many of each piece.

Barbara: Tough question--it is an "art" and Ron gets really tickled with some of his new designs but they also make their living selling their bakelite.  The main thing in their lives is their church and their mission to feed the poor.

SHULTZ bakelite slightly saucer shaped 3-row bangle with red and yellow checked middle row and black and cream checkerboard dots, 2-1/2" by 7/8" by 1/3".  View   #B64110
 

 

SHULTZ bakelite laminated red and yellow bangle with rainbow half dots and black round dots, 2-1/2" by 1-3/4" by 1/3".   View    #B64104

 

SHULTZ bakelite western theme red cowboy hat and gloves brooch, 4" by 3".  This southwestern themed piece is in the book Bakelite Pins" by Karima Parry, page 174.   View   #B65292

SHULTZ bakelite rare western theme red Native American with pot brooch, hand carved and painted in yellow, blue and white with brass brads, 3". This southwestern themed piece has lots of hand painted detail.    #B65383

SHULTZ bakelite red western theme horseshoe and boots brooch with black and yellow painted trim, 5".  This southwestern themed piece is in the book Bakelite Pins" by Karima Parry, page 174.   View    #B64188

 

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