Many years ago I saw a segment of "Antiques Roadshow" on PBS television that featured a iconic vintage Bakelite Red Cherry Necklace from the 1940's. It was love at first sight, but the price of the necklace in good condition at the time was around $1,000, well outside my modest budget. Because I was already making jewelry from polymer clay I decided to see if I could make a reproduction. It was so successful that once people saw it and found out I had made it they wanted one of their own.
My seven piece Faux Bakelite Cherry Jewelry Collection grew from there. Each new piece in the collection was inspired by a customer who had seen a vintage piece of Cherry Bakelite jewelry and asked me to make a custom reproduction for them, because they either couldn't afford the vintage piece or couldn't find a piece in good enough condition to purchase (the stems are typically disintegrating).
The short stem version of the necklace is also available with a green or black chain.
All seven pieces of the Faux Bakelite Cherry Reproduction Jewelry, including a longer stemmed version of the necklace (in various colors of chain), cherry bar brooch, bracelet, a dainty pair of earrings are available at both MelodyODesigns at ArtFire and MelodyODesigns at Etsy
If you haven't already seen them you might also enjoy reading:
MelodyODesigns' Faux Bakelite Customer Appreciation Day Part 1
MelodyODesigns' Faux Bakelite Cherry Jewelry Customer Appreciation Day Part 2
MelodyODesigns' Faux Bakelite Cherry Jewelry Customer Apreciation Day Part 3