Thursday, May 19, 2016

Angularity in Red

Here's a Bakelite button that dreams of being a multifaceted gemstone. I found this cherry zinger in a pickle jar among hundreds of buttons at an antique shop in one of the New England states, I think New Hampshire. Anyway, when I saw this plastic ruby nestled in with all the other buttons, I just knew this shard of beauty was Bakelite and I was right. It tested positive with Simichrome polish.

-Sherbert McGee

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