Paperweights are among some of the most popular objects in the world to collect. We create several different shapes, from oval eggs to flat domes to sculpted 3-D hearts. They make a nice decoration on your desk to hold important paperwork in place. Give one to a friend or loved one as a gift to let them know you care. The nice thing about a paperweight, it will never change or fade. And it’s a lovely heirloom that can be passed down from generation to generation. Our paperweights are all unique, one of a kind creations. Hand crafted by us from molten furnace glass, concentrated glass colors, and dichroic. We make each weight with care and complete with an optic polish and signature.
Our glass weights are made with layers of clear molten glass, concentrated glass colors and dichroic. First we roll our pipe into molten clear, then into an opaque colored glass powder. As we melt the layers together, we pick up strips of dichroic glass on top of that. We shape the dichroic layer into a round ball, then gather a thin layer of clear on top of that. With an ice pick we poke into the surface, making indentations. Adding one last layer of clear, these dimples will trap air and create floating little bubbles inside. They look like little planets floating over a dichroic landscape. With a unique little atmosphere that we have created within each egg, they become very optically interesting. Most of the paperweights we make are an oval or egg shape, however round globes and flat dome shapes are also available. We also like to mention that we optically polished and sign each piece. For additional images of the dichroic paperweights in stock, please send us an email or give us a call.