Smart Glass Jewelry, a woman-owned company, has dedicated itself to thoughtful sourcing – basically scraps from your favorite beverage bottles are given a matte finish and turned into jewelry pieces that are perfect for gifting.
Smart Glass Jewelry collects a variety of bottles from anywhere they can find them. Their studio keeps a treasure trove of empty beer, gin, soda, and wine bottles. They retain the essence of each type of glass – the original shape, color, and size – throughout the process. Although radically transformed from its bottle-ness, we love keeping the vessel’s original story present through to the wearer. Once sorted, the glass bottles are cut and fired, using their patented process, to create unique glass pieces. Using a variety of techniques to alter the finished shape and texture of the glass, such as a seaglass-style matte finish or a wavy contour. It’s a bit of alchemy that transforms a piece of trash into such a thing of beauty.
– All the colors are original to the bottles.
– They take something you see everyday and shift your perspective on how you see it.
– Each piece of jewelry comes with a gift card that has the bottle key inside which tells you what colors come
from what bottles.
– Aqua is from a Bombay Sapphire bottle
– Cobalt is from a vodka bottle
– Pine is from a red wine bottle
– Antique clear is from a Coca-Cola bottle
– Periwinkle is from a Sake bottle
Prices starting at $32
About the creator of Smart Glass Jewelry:
Kathleen Plate, the talented artist behind Smart Glass Jewelry, has always loved to create beautiful things. The seeds of her love affair with glass were planted in childhood, when her mother taught her how to solder and work with stained glass. One of Kathleen’s gifts is understanding the strengths of different tools and techniques, and then using them (often unexpectedly!) for new applications. As a graduate student and in need of a gift for a friend’s birthday, Kathleen made a pair of earrings out of glass, applying her unique perspective. The earrings were a total success and so, the path began! The entire process, from dumpster diving for empties to styling the perfect piece of jewelry for a night out on the town is part of her art.
Gift a pop of color to someone you want to honor…
Thoughtful sourcing – scraps from your favorite beverage bottles are given a matte finish and turned into jewelry pieces
All the colors are original to the bottles.
Each piece of jewelry comes with a gift card that has the bottle key inside which tells you what colors come from what bottles.
Learn more at: www.smartglassjewelry.com