Astrology holds that each sign of the zodiac is aligned with a planet or star that influences the personality of each person born under that sign. Our Washington State glass artisans masterfully handcraft these paperweights, representing the astrological signs’ ruling counterpart.
To create their celestial paperweights, our master glass artisans form the images by rolling the heated glass in colored glass powders, shaping with hand tools and adding gold leaf and dichroic glass pieces to the surface for an iridescent effect, using molten glass heated to over 2000° F. After the features are formed, they are then surrounded by clear and matte molten glass, shaped into a rounded form and polished to a smooth finish. Ash from the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens serves as the secret ingredient.
Just in time for summer, these masters of glass blowing have handcrafted an elaborate collection of ocean-themed paperweights depicting jellyfish and a coral reef.
See our whole collection of paperweights here.