Vintage Bangles

Just a quick post today, to share with you these lovely vintage bangles that I found recently.

 

Vintage Bangles

At only £5 each, I thought that they were a relatively inexpensive way to add a ‘pop’ of colour to a modern outfit.

'Beeswax' Bangle

‘Beeswax’ Bangle

The finish on this one reminds me of beeswax candles – I think it’s made of resin. As well as the dimples on the surface, the variations in colour mean it looks different whichever way you look at it.

This bangle is a bit more sophisticated, with ‘gilding’ to the edges of the flower petals.

Gilded Flower Bangle

Gilded Flower Bangle

It’s lined with a thin brassy material and has a clasp and hinge to open it so that it fits closely around the wrist.

Flower Bangle Open

Flower Bangle Open

Sadly, the hinge is a bit delicate so I suspect this will be the least worn of the three.

I have to confess that, although many people would find this a bit creepy, I love this bug bangle.

The Bug Bangle

The Bug Bangle

It’s made from clear resin, and you can see from the irregular outline of the bangle that it wasn’t made recently.

Side View showing Irregularities

Side View showing Irregularities

The resin is tinted blue around the wrist side and clear elsewhere. This means that when you look at the bangle edge on, it looks blue.

Ladybird and Beetles within the Resin

Ladybird and Beetles within the Resin

Set within the clear resin are a series of ‘bugs’ – ladybirds, beetles and even a small scorpion!

More Bugs!

More Bugs!

It wouldn’t suit everyone, but I think it’s great, and I’m enjoying wearing it to jazz up a navy work suit. It’s a great way to combine vintage and modern in a traditional workplace.

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