"Smart Glass" Recycled Jewelry
Growing up in Washington State, Kathleen Plate began learning about stained glass when she was a young girl. She observed the art of cutting and soldering the glass by her "70's craftsy mom" and brings those early skills to her designs today. Her hobby led her to start creating pieces in her spare time, which she sold to local stores in the mid 1990's.
The jewelry sold so well that Kathleen decided to put her graduate work in American Literature on hold and take the leap into launching her handcrafted jewelry and accessories nationally.
All Smart Glass pieces are designed with simplicity in mind - offering
classic and contemporary designs and marry modern form and versatile
function. Women of all ages and cultures enjoy the beautiful jewelry.
And, more and more homes feature artistic and colorful Smart Glass
decorative accessories. Using a combination of vibrantly colored stained glass, silver solder and sterling silver, Kathleen makes every single piece by hand.
So, while Smart Glass styles are simple and easy-to-wear and use, each piece is also a unique piece of handcrafted art. Kathleen designs all Smart Glass items and either makes or directly supervises the assembly of each piece, assuring optimal product quality.
Coca-Cola Licensed Products:
Drink it. Wear it.
Reusing everyday items is a smart way to look good. Each piece using a Coca Cola bottle features repurposed glass, sterling silver and solder and is handmade in the Atlanta, GA studio of Kathleen Plate.
Kathleen believes in living a simple life, while placing meaning on
certain fundamentals. Among these are honoring the earth, the human
spirit and its diverse nature. These beliefs are inherent in Smart
Glass designs, some of which use recycled material while portions of
the proceeds from others will go to support many of Kathleen's favorite