Then in the first part of the 20th century, casein (made from a milk protein) came along.
He found that once it was cast, it could not be melted. Money was scarce; women were looking for an inexpensive way to refurbish their old wardrobe and give it a new look; bakelite was the answer.
He has won millions of hearts by his acting skills.
Besides actors, he is a acknowledge photographer and film-maker.
He got recognized for his character as Ty Borden on the CBC series "Heartland".
One could find this unique jewelry in almost any color: red, green, and butterscotch being the most common.
Bakelite jewelry added a cheery note to a bleak time in our history.