Carrie Bradshaw once said, “I like my money right where I can see it: Hanging in my closet.”

I say, “I like my empty booze bottles right where I can see them: In my outgoing text log.” (Seriously, if drunk texting was an Olympic sport, I’d be Ryan Lochte–I may say some dumb sh*t, but I’d definitely win the gold.)

But I also like bottle remnants in my jewelry box, thanks to Smart Glass by designer Kathleen Plate. I have long loved this line of necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings made from bottles (yes, some of them beer, wine, and liquor)–the ultimate in recycled accessories! And being based in Atlanta, you can’t work with beverages and not mention Coke, so there’s an entire collection made from Coca-Cola bottles. I’m giving away three pieces in honor of Earth Day:

Large hoop earrings ($58):
smart glass 4
Coca-Cola horizontal bar necklace ($72):
smart glass 1Hexagon cocktail ring ($58):
smart glass 2The rules are (basically) the same as the former post:

1. Leave a comment on this blog entry stating what kind of bottle YOU hit (and hopefully recycle) the most (water, Ketel, Cupcake vino, Colt 45?). Make sure to leave your correct email address so I can alert you if you win!
2. Like the post featuring this blog entry on the Witty + Pretty Facebook page
3. Winners will be picked at random and the contest ends Friday at 5 p.m.

Bottles up!



  1. Laura Pitts says:

    I like to hit an old school Tanqueray bottle for a refreshing G&T.

  2. Erika says:

    I always recycle my empty Captain Morgan bottles! Captain’s orders!!

  3. WOULD LOVE To win her jewelry! I LOVE it!!! The most popular bottle in my recycling bin would be red wine, either carmenerre or malbec 🙂

  4. Victoria says:

    My go to bottle is Lienenkugel Sunset Wheat. I love that it taste kind of like fruity pebbles, and it’s fun to say too!

  5. Kristin says:

    Mostly beer, I guess – Fat Tire, Sweetwater Blue, and as soon as I can find Monday Night Brewing’s Drafty Kilt in bottles, that too!

  6. Mary Beth says:

    Love the jewelry! I probably hit the Cabernet the most.. all shapes and sizes!

  7. Jessica Casey says:

    My recycling bin is currently packed full of champagne bottles from a weekend bachelorette party!

  8. Lauren says:

    Either Organic Harvest Vodka or bottles of red wine.

  9. carolina says:

    Strega bottles FTW!

  10. Caroline says:

    My bottle of choice is Tito’s vodka!

  11. Jill says:

    I MOSTly hit the water bottle, but when it’s not a school night, Ketel One vodka is my bottle of choice!

  12. Lauren Janis says:

    Makers Mark and Miller High Life bottles are the most commonly seen bottles that are found in our recycle bin. We are not shy about it either!!

  13. Macie H. says:

    On the weekends? Definitely the tequila bottle. During the week? Water water water bottles. They’re piling up as we speak just waiting to be recycled.

  14. Rachel awson says:

    My bottle of choice is Bud Light. ha,

  15. Marsha says:

    Love Smart Glass Jewelry! The kind of glass I recycle the most is Honest Tea or other drinks I get at the Co-op.

  16. Jenn says:

    Lately, I hit the reusable water tumbler the most. How boring is that? 🙂 Otherwise I go pretty sweet with Midori.
    Beautiful jewelry, thanks!

  17. Anyie says:

    water, water, water (since I’ve been traveling) but looking forward to some wine when I’m home!

  18. April C. says:

    Def Saratoga Water!

  19. Jessica Masanz says:

    I have recently discovered Starbucks Iced Coffee in a bottle! Huge lightly sweetened 50 calorie iced coffee in a bottle. What will they think of next! I’m up to about 2…3 a day!

  20. kim brinson says:

    Any Argentinian Malbec is my current fav. …and my husband and I have started a glass recycling business in our city just outside of Atlanta. Go and Recycle Smyrna, Georgia!!! Love Smart Glass

  21. melissa says:

    my favorite is any ipa beer! i love smart glass jewelery. i met kathleen at a fashion show years ago… she is so sweet and talented…

  22. Inga says:

    I hit the Bacardi or Pinnacle Whipped when it’s time to party, the vino when it’s time to relax, and water throughout the day. Love her jewelry – it’s so pretty and unique!

  23. Vienna Rose says:

    I like Pellegrino water! Pretty color green too!

  24. Clare says:

    My tipple of choice is Captain Morgan – a little spicy something to warm the cockles!

  25. josie sturkey says:

    we run through tito’s, hendrick’s, and jack bottles in the sturkey household… would love to win some jewelry to represent!

  26. Beth says:

    Lots of wine bottles. Drinking is good for the planet!

  27. Erica says:

    Our favorite Chester has definitely turned me into a tequila fan with her famous tequila, lime, salt mixtures she likes to call margaritas. Oh…Bud Light Limes. Can’t get enough in the spring!

  28. Michelle says:

    Love the jewelry! I’m definitely always hitting the water bottle- but gotta give some love to Trader Joe’s Two-Buck Chuck!

  29. gressa says:

    smart water:)

  30. Lorraine V. says:

    Mexican Coca-cola bottles and water bottles. would love to win that beautiful coke bottle necklace!




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