For Immediate Release:
November 3, 2009

Jey Associates Clients Walk Green Carpet at
"Kathleen Plate Collection" Smart Glass Jewelry Launch Party

Tom Schanley, Carrie Simmons and More Support Designer & Raise Awareness For The Green Lifestyle

(Los Angeles)  November, 2009 – Celebrities and Hollywood insiders alike turned up on the green carpet for the launch of celebrity jewelry designer Kathleen Plate’s new recycled glass home collection Tuesday, November 3.  The event took place at the trendy Environment Furniture showroom on Beverly Boulevard.  Kathleen’s new collection includes recycled glass pillows, chandeliers, lamps, wall art, glass curtains and dresses.  Each piece is made from a recycled beer, wine, soda or salad dressing bottle. 

VIP's were invited to meet the designer, view the collection and enjoy cocktails, small bites, music from DJ Clay Lerner, specialty gift bags and more. Clients of Jey Associates Public Relations were in attendance.  Among them were Tom Schanley, best known for his roles on Dexter, CSI, Criminal Minds and most recently The Forgotten, and Carrie Simmons, best known as the infamous cover girl on the popular video game "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas."

November 3, 2009 - Tom Schanley Attends designer Kathleen Plate's home collection launch party.  Environment Furniture, Los Angeles

November 3, 2009 - Carrie Simmons Attends designer Kathleen Plate's home collection launch party.  Environment Furniture, Los Angeles

Examiner.com was on hand to detail the event and the line: "[Kathleen Plate] uses only recycled bottles for her designs, never wasting any part of the bottle, whether for use in a current project or she saves them for future ones.  All the frames are made from iron scraps.  She's very proud that her studio's utility bill is just $35 a month, considering she uses a kiln for her designs.  "There's very little impact," Kathleen says.  They also recycle the water used in the machinery for landscaping at the studio.  

When asked what inspires her, Kathleen's response was, "I love people to know they can do something they love...its the ultimate alchemy." Her handmade dress designs go for between $3,000 - 5,000 and the home decor hanging pieces sell for approximately $250 per square foot.   Prices for other items vary."

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Examiner Story: http://www.examiner.com/x-29159-LA-Green-Living-Examiner~y2009m11d5-Designer-Kathleen-Plate-uses-glass-from-recycled-bottles-in-home-decor-line

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Lisa Jey Davis
Jey Associates Public Relations

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