large recycled glass bottle necklacesby Kathleen Plate
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Ice Cold Jewelry
Make your coolest accessory, well, a cold one. Handmade in Georgia by artist Kathleen Plate, these funky and inventive necklaces are made from real beer, Coca-Cola®, wine, and water bottles. Plate's "circle" line is made from cutting and firing the recycled glass, then finishing with sterling silver accents and chains to create a true statement piece that will always quench your thirst for style. Choose from clear (Coca-Cola), green (water), brown (beer) or teal (wine). Handmade in Georgia. Sold individually.
Due to limited supply, teal has been discontinued. When it sells out, it will no longer be available. We apologize for any inconvenience.
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- sterling silver, recycled glass
- chain: 18" L, pendant: 3" diameter
- the maker
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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