I love early plastic jewelry and I am constantly trying to find ways to recreate versions for myself that are affordable. When I first saw a 1930s celluloid necklace I was floored. I fell in love with those early celluloid chains which had any variety of charm or pendant hanging from them. Many with bakelite loops, orbs and rings. Finding plastic chain was relatively easy. So many sellers offer chains in small to larger sized links. What perplexed me where the spiral loops. I couldn't find a modern equivalent. I searched and searched and than one day I spotted an artisan selling their own version of the classic 30s necklaces and even carving their own bakelite charms. I simply sent the artisan an email asking, "Where on earth are you finding those spiral celluloid loops?" WELL, get ready. Their modern day equivalent are SPIRAL POULTRY LEG TAGS/BANDS. Yes, that is right, farmers use varying sizes, from 1/4 inch all the way up to 1", and all sorts of colors. I then postulated that because of the depression, women must have made their own jewelry from poultry leg tags/bands??? OR, did the poultry industry begin to use the spiral coils when they saw them on women's necks??? I don't know but I would wager that it is the former because of the depression, women saw the brilliant colors and decided to make their own chains. I haven't found ANY information to support this and really I don't think that I will because I just don't think it is considered important enough for people to try and figure out. But, maybe someone here knows??? I have some original simple chains of celluloid and some of the spirals. I will attach a photo of an original and then a chain that I have made with poultry leg tags/bands. The primary color necklace with the twist licorice pendant (This was really a dress clip but I took the metal clip off the back... carefully) is original. Those rings, in the colors of the spectrum are from avon rings and are fairly modern compared to the twist and chain. The second photograph is a necklace that I made with modern poultry leg tags/bands. Red and black. Those are cedar links that I carved myself and the cedar knot is the pendant that I carved and the only thing "vintage" on the chain is an "I am Bogey Man" Cracker Jack charm. EDIT here because the cedar tree was definitely "vintage"! In conclusion, I'd like to warn anyone trying to buy a celluloid necklace that there are unscrupulous sellers out there claiming to be selling "1930s" celluloid necklaces that are really modern plastic chains or poultry leg tags/bands. Some are very good copies but unless you have an original you will be hard pressed to tell the differences. I warn you because it is so cheap to get chain and tags/bands and make your own. I am of the belief that anything out there can be used to make a necklace. I.E. Cedar knots I found in my own pile of kindling! I believe in sharing knowledge and ideas. I don't believe in profiting from other people's ignorance of particular details. How about you people, anyone have a real celluloid show stopper? Have you made your own "modern" equivalent?