Turquoise, coral, recycled glass, wood beads hammered gold, vintage crystals ... we check in with 5 of the city's hottest jewelery designers.
Plate Glass Jewelry
Raised in an eco-minded home in Seattle, Kathleen Plate started Smart Glass Jewelry, a line of products created from recycled glass bottles, 17 years ago, after creating a pair of stained-glass earring for a friend while in graduate school at Georgia State University. Through the years, the company has grown from a small local business with one line of jewelry to a large company with multiple product lines and several corporate-licensed accounts (including The Coca-Cola Company); she recently launched a home line that includes custom lighting, curtains and wall art. smartglassjewelry.com