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recycled glass birth month pendant

by Kathleen Plate
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Refreshing Remnants

Kathleen Plate's smooth, geometric cuts of translucent glass possess rich jewel-toned hues symbolizing the 12 months. A contemporary answer to the classic birthstone, each bold piece provides a subtle nod to your birth month by adding a dramatic splash of color to your décolletage.

"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 the English Ph.D.-turned-jeweler. Handmade of recycled glass and sterling silver in Georgia.

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Glass Origins
January: recycled stained glass windows
February: purple sake bottles
March: aqua sake bottles
April: clear beer or wine bottles
May: red wine bottles
June: cosmetic jars
July: scraps from stained glass windows
August: green beer or sparkling water bottles
September: blue vodka or water bottles
October: soda bottle
November: amber beer bottles
December: blue sake bottles

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silver, recycled glass, recycled glass bottles
Pendant: 1.5" L x 1" W; Adjustable Chain: 18-20" L
Wipe clean with damp cloth.
  • 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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