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large recycled glass bottle necklaces

by Kathleen Plate
Handmade
Recycled
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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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Handmade
Recycled
Item ID
16211
Made from
sterling silver, recycled glass
Measurements
chain: 18" L, pendant: 3" diameter
  • 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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LARGE RECYCLED GLASS BOTTLE NECKLACES
 
3.7

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

76%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (19)
  • Bright (9)
  • Unique (9)

Cons

  • Delicate (5)

Best Uses

  • Jewelry (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Stylish (17), Practical (13), High-end shopper (3), Midrange shopper (3)

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5.0

Very unique

By 

from Newport, RI

About Me Midrange Shopper

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Bright
  • Unique

Cons

  • Delicate

Best Uses

  • Gifts

Comments about LARGE RECYCLED GLASS BOTTLE NECKLACES:

This is a beautiful necklace - the large really is large, so you should make sure you choose what you really want between the large and small. It is so unique and causes envy everywhere I go. I got the green, and it is as beautiful and stylish as I expected. I wish the chain was a tad longer, but this is definitely a statement piece. The fact that it comes from such a simple thing makes it that much cooler - I've worn it out and to the office - love it.

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  • Yes

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4.0

Cool idea, but looks sort of cheap

By 

from Chicago, IL

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Unique

Cons

  • Low Quality

Best Uses

  • Gifts

Comments about LARGE RECYCLED GLASS BOTTLE NECKLACES:

I really wanted to love this necklace because it was so unique, but I was a little disappointed when it arrived as the quality of the chain seemed pretty cheap for the price. When I put it on it looked great though. Just don't love it as much as I thought I would.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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4.0

Big bright glass necklace

By 

from Indiana, PA

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Bright
  • Unique

Cons

  • Silver only

Best Uses

  • Fun Jewelery

Comments about LARGE RECYCLED GLASS BOTTLE NECKLACES:

Nice product especially with the matching earrings.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

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4.0

over all good quality

By 

from Apex, NC

About Me Practical, Stylish

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

  • Delicate
  • One side of glass rough

Best Uses

  • Jewelry

Comments about LARGE RECYCLED GLASS BOTTLE NECKLACES:

Over all good quality. A little disapointed that the back of teh glass ring was rough, as this si the side that will hit the skin. Ring was a bit on the thin side.

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1.0

Not worth it.

By 

from Riverside, CA

About Me Practical, Stylish

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Lacks Quality
    • Overpriced

    Best Uses

      Comments about LARGE RECYCLED GLASS BOTTLE NECKLACES:

      I was very excited to purchase this piece because of it's recycled glass - I think it's a great way to re-use materials instead of filling up our land-fills, however when I received it, I was very unhappy with the quality. For [$], I expected something much more. The chain was nice silver, but the glass was very thin which made me fear breaking it. I think it's overpriced for the quality you get. I wish I would have listened to the other reviews. Needless to say, it's getting returned.

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      1.0

      A Whole Lotta Talk and Not Much Action

      By 

      from Gig Harbor, WA

      About Me Bargain Hunter, High-end Shopper, mixed bag shopper, Practical, Stylish

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Boring and Too Big

      Cons

      • Gaudy

      Best Uses

        Comments about LARGE RECYCLED GLASS BOTTLE NECKLACES:

        The silver chain is very nice, but the large recycled glass pieces are uninteresting and too big.[...]I'm hoping the smaller size works better. I like the idea of using the recycled glass in jewelry.

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        2.0

        Love the idea, however lacking quality

        By 

        from Austin, Texas

        About Me Practical, Stylish

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Bright

        Cons

        • Delicate

        Best Uses

          Comments about LARGE RECYCLED GLASS BOTTLE NECKLACES:

          I love the idea of this recycled necklace, however the quality of the chain is poor.

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          5.0

          Totally would buy again

          By 

          from West Virginia

          About Me High-end Shopper, Practical, Stylish

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Bright

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about LARGE RECYCLED GLASS BOTTLE NECKLACES:

              I love this necklace. My friends want to know where I got it and what it is. I really love that it is "recycled" materials. That's one of the biggest things I look for and this is great.

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              4.0

              Huge hit

              By 

              from Cleveland, OH

              About Me Practical, Stylish

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about LARGE RECYCLED GLASS BOTTLE NECKLACES:

                  I sent this as a gift to two friends (a fashionista and a pragmatic Mom) and both adored it. Universally appealing.

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                  5.0

                  Funky and Awesome

                  By 

                  from uxbridge, ma

                  About Me Stylish

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • That great lunch out

                    Comments about LARGE RECYCLED GLASS BOTTLE NECKLACES:

                    Worth the cost, definitely an attention grabber and great conversation starter.

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