Beading Q and A: What is Lucite? (4/20/2011)
Lucite is a material that has both properties of plastic and glass and mirrors the clarity of glass. We like it because it is both lightweight compared to glass and also extremely detailed.
It is a form of acrylic resin and appeared in many colors and styles of jewelry during the 1940s and 1950s. It comes in virtually every hue, in both transparent and solid forms. Similar to Bakelite, another popular mid-century resin material, it’s become collectible in recent years.