Smart Glass Recycled Jewelry
Recycling…It’s a smart way to look good. And there’s no smarter combination than SMART GLASS JEWELRY and a recycled bottle. Each piece of handmade jewelry features recycled glass, silver, brass, or gold fill. Look closely. You’ll see your favorite Coca Cola products in a whole new light. The beautiful cool green glass and the red logo bottles used in this recycled line are individually selected and cut from empty bottles, ensuring each SMART GLASS JEWELRY piece is an original work of art.
Kathleen Plate, the talented designer behind Smart Glass Jewelry, has always loved to create beautiful things. Her creative passion was inspired in part by a childhood spent working on projects with her mother who taught her how to solder and work with stained glass. Smart Glass Jewelry was born while Kathleen was in graduate school at Georgia State University, working on a Master’s in American Literature. Kathleen needed a gift for a friend’s birthday so she made a pair of earrings out of stained glass. Her friends raved so she decided to take her product to local festivals and craft shows. The move proved to be a promising start for the unknown artist.
Kathleen started selling to small boutiques in the 1990’s and then hit it big when Aveda placed an enormous order after seeing a necklace made from one of their product bottles. In June of 2006, Coca-Cola commissioned her to create a line of jewelry using their signature bottles. Despite her commercial success, she remains dedicated to her craft and still loves each day of “work” in her Atlanta studio. We are proud to represent Kathleen’s Coca Cola line at The Cottage; Coca Cola’s roots are in Georgia and enjoying a “Co-Cola” with breakfast is a long-honored tradition in the South. What better way to take a piece of Georgia home with you?
“Sustainable luxury never looked so good!"