One of our favorite finds from the famous vintage bead hoard, These are very rare authentic vintage Bakelite trumpet flower beads/pendants. These vintage beads/pendants are exceptionally special because they are authentic Bakelite. These lovely mahogany pieces measure 44 x 24mm. The hole is larger sized, 5mm, perfect for some of your thicker cords. We think that theses Bakelite beads would be perfect for making tassels. What do you think ? Why is Bakelite so special? It was invented in 1908 and produced through the 1930's. Bakelite was called the material of a thousand uses. Bakelite was only made for a short period of time and there is no other material out there that compares. The feel and look of Vintage Bakelite is what has intrigued us here at A Grain of Sand.