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asymmetrical sake bottle necklace

by Kathleen Plate
Handmade
Recycled
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  • the story

The Missing Link

"I want my work to inspire people to see the things we take for granted differently, to be catalysts for conversations with strangers about how their jewelry is actually made from recycled bottles," says English Ph.D.-turned-jeweler Kathleen Plate, who helps recycled glass come full circle in this chic, Asymmetrical Sake Bottle Necklace. Handmade from remnants of sake and Coca-Cola® bottles, modern tints from the bottles' previous forms lend colorful charm to each ethereal piece. Handmade of recycled glass and and sterling silver in Georgia. Smart Glass Inc. is an official licensee of The Coca-Cola® Company.

  • details
Handmade
Recycled
Item ID
20376
Made from
sterling silver, recycled glass
Measurements
Chain 20" L, Lagest Hoop: 1.5" Dia.
  • the maker
Kathleen Plate

Kathleen Plate

Kathleen Plate's elegant and contemporary recycled glass jewelry has a bit of family history. Plate grew up in Washington and observed the art of cutting and soldering glass by her crafty mother. She still brings those skills to her pieces today.

During the mid 1990s she began making and selling jewelry in her spare time. She did so well that she decided to take her Smart Glass work national, even though it meant putting off her graduate work in American Literature.

Smart Glass pieces are all handmade from bright and bold stained glass, silver solder and sterling silver. Plate believes in simplicity and respect for the earth and the human spirit. All her designs use recycled material, while portions of the proceeds from others will go to support many of Kathleen's favorite non-profit organizations. collection

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ASYMMETRICAL SAKE BOTTLE NECKLACE
 
3.6

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

55%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (11)
  • Pretty (6)
  • Good length (4)
  • Good quality (4)
  • Meaningful (4)

Cons

  • Lacks luster (3)
  • Poor workmanship (3)

Best Uses

  • Dress up or down (6)
  • Everyday (6)
  • Going out (5)
  • Office (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (8), No (4)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

I really love this necklace.

By 

from Ohio

About Me Comfort-Oriented, Practical

Pros

  • Pretty
  • Unique

Cons

  • Delicate

Best Uses

  • Going Out

Comments about ASYMMETRICAL SAKE BOTTLE NECKLACE:

My sister gave this necklace to me for my 40th birthday...I love it! It is unique and fun, and it makes me happy when I wear it! It is delicate, and therefore not something I wear regularly. I think the quality is good-about what I would expect from a recycled product.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Self
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Birthday

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Wanted to love this...

By 

from DC

Pros

  • Pretty
  • Unique

Cons

  • Lacks Luster
  • Too Delicate

Best Uses

    Comments about ASYMMETRICAL SAKE BOTTLE NECKLACE:

    I really wanted to love this necklace. Actually, I DO love this necklace - just not on me. I have never been able to find anything to wear with it that has a neckline that will work. I thought it would look great in the winter on a black turtleneck, but the pastel colors are so light, it just fades away. Very sad to return this beautiful item, but I couldn't make it work for me.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Not worth what it cost.

    By 

    from Wingate, NC

    About Me Modern

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Unique

    Cons

    • Too Delicate

    Best Uses

    • Everyday

    Comments about ASYMMETRICAL SAKE BOTTLE NECKLACE:

    I thought I was going to get quite a few comments about how different it was, but I have not gotten one comment from anyone about it.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Beautiful Necklace

    By 

    from Arroyo Grande, CA

    About Me Classic

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Elegant
    • Good Length
    • Good Quality
    • Meaningful
    • Pretty
    • Unique
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Dress Up or Down
      • Everyday
      • Going Out
      • Office

      Comments about ASYMMETRICAL SAKE BOTTLE NECKLACE:

      This necklace is beautiful - very good quality and unusual design. I wouldn't hesitate to get one for someone else or for myself (this is a gift for Christmas).

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      Comment on this review

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Poor Quality

      By 

      from Cave Creek, AZ

      About Me Practical

      Pros

        Cons

        • Cheap in Appearance
        • Lacks Luster
        • Poor Workmanship

        Best Uses

          Comments about ASYMMETRICAL SAKE BOTTLE NECKLACE:

          I was so excited to give this gift to my mother in law for Christmas. It appeared elegant and unique; just her style. Unfortunately, upon receipt, I am highly disappointed. It seems the quality of a $15 mall costume jewelry necklace. The chain feels cheap and plastic-like. The glass pieces also appear plastic-like and are visibly connected; not a continuous circle as the picture appears. This gift will be returned. Quite unfortunate. I really liked the recycled glass idea.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Fun and unique piece

          By 

          from mission viejo, ca

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Eye Catching
          • Good Quality
          • Pretty
          • Pretty combo of colors
          • Unique

          Cons

          • A little long

          Best Uses

          • Dress Up or Down
          • Everyday
          • Going Out
          • Office

          Comments about ASYMMETRICAL SAKE BOTTLE NECKLACE:

          This is a fun and unique piece that can be casual or dressy.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          Comment on this review

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Poor quality, already had to decode it o

          By 

          from NY NY

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Length
          • Unique

          Cons

          • Overpriced poor design
          • Poor Workmanship
          • Tangles Easily

          Best Uses

          • Everyday

          Comments about ASYMMETRICAL SAKE BOTTLE NECKLACE:

          The connecting rings are not closed, and they are just roughly cut pieces of soft wire, not jewelry quality. They are not even overlapping (like a cheap keyring), so they can never be totally secure. I'm happy that I opened it before presenting it to my wife because the chain was inside two of the rings in a way that required me to decode it from the picture, then open the rings slightly to remove the chain, so it would be in the shape intended (until I did this, I wasn't sure I received the correct item). THIS ITEM IS ABSOLUTELY NOT THE QUALITY I EXPECTED GIVEN IT'S PRICE. Once my wife opens it (she requested it) in a few days, she can decide whether or not to return it. I have the feeling I will constantly be trying to close the rings so this thing doesn't fall apart while being worn (if she keeps it).

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          Comment on this review

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Not worth the money

          By 

          from Michigan

          About Me Career, Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Modern

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Unique

          Cons

          • Difficult To Clasp
          • Lacks Luster
          • Poor Workmanship

          Best Uses

          • Going Out

          Comments about ASYMMETRICAL SAKE BOTTLE NECKLACE:

          I did not feel item was worth the price paid. Clasp hard to work and the glass rings didn't seems to be sand enough-very rough.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Love it!

          By 

          from Denver, CO

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Elegant
          • Good Length
          • Good Quality
          • Meaningful
          • Pretty
          • Unique

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Dress Up or Down

            Comments about ASYMMETRICAL SAKE BOTTLE NECKLACE:

            the perfect gift

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Beautiful gift!

            By 

            from Chicago

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Elegant
            • Good Length
            • Meaningful
            • Unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Dress Up or Down
              • Everyday

              Comments about ASYMMETRICAL SAKE BOTTLE NECKLACE:

              This is a beautiful necklace. It was a gift for my wife and she absolutely loves it.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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