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full moon glass paperweight

by Glass Eye Studio
Handmade
Community Voted
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  • the story

Celestial Sphere

Each night, the moon offers a new surprise—its size, shape, color and location seem to change night by night, if not by the hour. No wonder that, from ancient times, it has been considered a symbol of transformation. This transcendent glass paperweight offers something more lasting, but can be a powerful reminder to be patient through life's changing cycles.

The outer surface of this handmade masterpiece is a swirl of mirrored glass and midnight blue. A surface is cut from one side of the sphere, creating a round window that seems to look out into a night sky. Inside hovers the familiar, cratered face of a full moon, peeking out from behind windswept clouds. Keep it on your desk for a glimpse of the soothing magic of moonlight throughout your day. Handmade in Seattle, Washington.

  • details
Handmade
Community Voted
Item ID
23117
Made from
glass
Measurements
3" Dia. Weight: 1lb., 12oz.
  • the maker

Glass Eye Studio

For 35 years, the highly skilled artisans and creative glass designers at Glass Eye Studio have designed and created exquisite handmade glass items in Seattle, WA. The process from start to finish creates the true beauty and mystery of glass. Beginning by applying immense heat to a mixture of mostly sand, glass evolves. Each individual piece begins by gathering a precise amount of glass on the end of a blowpipe or rod. To reach the desired look, our blowing team uses a wide array of color and materials. Their mission is clear, to create excellent handmade glass designs in an affordable price range, which have lasting quality. To assure that the artisans at Glass Eye Studio are creating the finest collectible American art glass, our talented team takes special care to handcraft each item individually. Starting each night with melting glass for the next day’s use, through all the steps of handcrafting, quality inspection, and shipping collection

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  • q & a
  • voting

Q and A

When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

163votes, 21 comments

Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

This handmade glass paperweight is beautiful on the outside, but look in and you'll see that it contains a surprise--a bold full moon. Does it have your vote?

amy
Vote: Thumbs up!

pretty cool looking, think it may end up being priced higher than I would pay, but do think it is an awesome paperweight.

Amanda
Vote: Thumbs up!

I agree. It's cute as long as it isn't too expensive.

Melanie
Vote: Thumbs up!

Looks cool, paperweights aren't really my thing but if they were I'd like it.

veronica
Vote: Thumbs up!

Pretty - could be a good gift

Tamara
Vote: Thumbs down!

boring

Susan
Vote: Thumbs up!

As a night owl, I'd love to have this on my desk (even though I don't find it really practical).

Kate
Vote: Thumbs up!

I LOVE the moon! This is unusual and nicely done.

AmyLee
Vote: Thumbs down!

Very small

Susan
Vote: Thumbs up!

A different idea.

Molly
Vote: Thumbs down!

paperweight?! really?

pam
Vote: Thumbs down!

How great is a paperweight that keeps rolling off the table? And this is not the familiar face of the moon I know and love! Come on, America! You can do better than this!

Joanne
Vote: Thumbs up!

Beautiful!

Kip
Vote: Thumbs down!

The outside surface looks a little dirty in the picture?? Not very attractive to me.

Bobbi
Vote: Thumbs down!

Too small. Good idea, though.

Allison
Vote: Thumbs down!

The concept is good, the innards are kinda cool looking, but the overall look is of a creepy eyeball. I'd not want to look at this on my desk. No way!

Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

Don't worry, Pam. There is a small flat spot on the bottom of the paperweight to keep it from rolling away.

Lisa
Vote: Thumbs up!

Lovely, but it looks expensive (I notice you are no longer including price points in the product story information).

Megan
Vote: Thumbs up!

SO COOL!

Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

Glad you like it, Lisa! We've decided to leave pricing out of our voting app, because we want feedback on the design, functionality, and craftsmanship of the pieces rather than the cost. We do offer purchase notifications, though, so if you do like a product we can send you an email and let you know if it enters our assortment. That way you can see the price once it's finalized and decide whether you'd like to purchase.

Melissa
Vote: Thumbs down!

Who actually uses paperweights anymore?

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