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sea glass paperweight

by Glass Eye Studio $38.00
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Shore Thing

Make every day at the office a day at the beach with this ethereal paperweight. Sand and sea glass sit within a blue speckled glass globe, so you can shift the scene like a soothing tidal pool. Handmade at Glass Eye Studio in Seattle.

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Handmade
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Item ID
24165
Made from
glass, sand, sea glass
Measurements
3.5" diameter
  • 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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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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SEA GLOBE PAPERWEIGHT
 
4.6

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (10)
  • Unique (8)
  • Bright (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Gifts (7)
  • Office (6)
  • Living room (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (6), No (4)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (4), Self (4)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (3)

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5.0

Beautiful

By 

from TX

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Bright
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about SEA GLOBE PAPERWEIGHT:

      Beautiful beach decor. I love the sand and glass, and I really like how the blue spots on the globe mimic a wave. The only thing I was surprised by is that the globe is connected to the base.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Self

      Comment on this review

       
      4.0

      Did not know...

      By 

      from Cleveland

      About Me Budget Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Bright

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gifts
        • Office

        Comments about SEA GLOBE PAPERWEIGHT:

        We didn't realize the significance of the "sand" in this piece until the recipient opened the gift and read the card. Nice surprise... We'll done!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Other
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Other

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        BEST GIFT EVER

        By 

        from St. Petersburg, FL.

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about SEA GLOBE PAPERWEIGHT:

            Got this for my Sister for her Birthday - She flipped out and thanked me 100 times. She LOVED it. I got it for her because I know she loves the beach - and She kept saying she loved the "sea glass" inside of it .

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Other
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Birthday

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Rare Seaglass for You To Have Forever

            By 

            from Moorestown, NJ

            About Me High-end Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Interesting
            • Pretty
            • Unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Bathroom
              • Bedroom
              • Gifts
              • Living Room
              • Office

              Comments about SEA GLOBE PAPERWEIGHT:

              Last summer I decided I was going to collect sea glass while at the beach. Trouble was, I could not find any. I got a book on the subject and discovered how rare it was becoming. So when I saw this beautiful globe with sand and sea glass I knew I had to have it. The glass globe itself is stunning with blue ripples on one side to suggest water. It is pretty to look at and fun to "play" with. Inside the glass shifts among the sand when the globe is tilted and moved. And now I have my own little collection of sea glass--in its natural habitat, no less!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Self
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Other

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Nice, but not completely as expected

              By 

              from Washington

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gifts

                Comments about SEA GLOBE PAPERWEIGHT:

                One piece of "beach" glass was obviously a piece of broken jewelry glass, and there was not even one small seashell as shown. Otherwise, it is okay.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Self

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                5.0

                Sea Globe Spectacular!

                By 

                from Katy TX

                About Me High-end Shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Bright
                • Unique

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Living Room
                  • Office

                  Comments about SEA GLOBE PAPERWEIGHT:

                  Great curio. High interest.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Mother
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Christmas or Hanukkah

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  4.0

                  Pretty and original

                  By 

                  from Los Angeles,CA

                  About Me Midrange Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Bright
                  • Unique

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gifts
                    • Living Room
                    • Office

                    Comments about SEA GLOBE PAPERWEIGHT:

                    Nice paperweight, heavy, good size. I was under the impression the inside did not move but in fact, it does move, it is loose, which adds to the appeal

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                    • Mother
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Birthday

                    Comment on this review

                     
                    5.0

                    Takes me away

                    By 

                    from Sayreville, NJ

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Bright
                    • Unique

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daydream
                      • Gifts
                      • Living Room
                      • Office

                      Comments about SEA GLOBE PAPERWEIGHT:

                      I brought this to my office so that I can look into the beautiful globe and think of where I long to be: the beach. It is simply a gorgeous globe for any table or shelf. If you put it in the sunlight, it is even more delightful.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                      • Self

                      Comment on this review

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      The perfect day at the beach in a globe

                      By 

                      from Kennett Square, Pa

                      About Me Midrange Shopper

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Bright
                      • Unique

                      Cons

                      • Delicate

                      Best Uses

                      • Gifts
                      • Living Room
                      • Office

                      Comments about SEA GLOBE PAPERWEIGHT:

                      My friend collects globes and I know she doesn't have one like this. It is unusual and just beautiful. She will appreciate the fact that it is handmade. Perfect!

                      Service and delivery comments:

                      Yes to all of the above. I just recently "discovered" Uncommon Goods and I love your products! Shipping is prompt, packaging is great and your customer service definitely rates 5 stars!

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes
                      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                      • Other
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Christmas or Hanukkah

                      Comment on this review

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      loved it

                      By 

                      from Neche, ND

                      About Me Midrange Shopper

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Bright
                      • Unique

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Gifts

                        Comments about SEA GLOBE PAPERWEIGHT:

                        I'm giving this as a gift but I had to look at it first. I'm sure the recipient will be delighted with the item since she loves the ocean. I almost hate to give it away.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes
                        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                        • Other
                        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                        • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                        Q and A

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

                        146votes, 16 comments

                        Cassie, UncommonGoods

                        Glass Eye Studio found a way to capture a day at the beach in a beautiful glass bubble. Would you display sand a Sea Globe to remind you of fun in the sun?

                        Larisa
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        My daughter would LOVE this!

                        Tina
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        What a fun idea! I really like the fact you could change out the contents at any time with new treasures you find on a beach walk.

                        mickie
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        My daughter wants me to get her one of these NOW. Brilliant idea!

                        Glass Eye
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        A bit more info on Sea Globe Kits: We recommend sealing them permanently with Loctite Glue that can be found at hardware stores but certainly if you have an idea to keep it changeable that will make your personal globe even more awesome! These are great for keeping items from memorable experiences such as weddings, festivals, vacations and more.

                        Jennifer
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        Perfect for my parent's beach house!! Christmas present!!!

                        Yasmine
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        so pretty! I moved away from the pacific coast and this would be cool to own a little reminder.

                        Beth
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        We always bring just a little sand home from a special beach vacation and these are the perfect showcases to keep those memories close.

                        Erin
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        These are absolutely beautiful. I would love to have one (or more!) of these!

                        Kristin
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        I absolutely love this!

                        Linda
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        I have Glass Eye Studio sea globe my daughter gave me and it is wonderful. The idea of making one for my grandchild with items we collected on her first trip to the beach is very special.

                        Elinore
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        This would be awesome to get have when you get back home from the beach or from a vacation and have each kid fill theirs with their findings. Then you could possibly get a kit to keep a reminder of a special day and one to change all the time. Awesome summer product.

                        Glass Eye
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        We just thought of another nifty use for these- It would be a great place to protect dried flowers from weddings, events, proms and favorite bouquets from getting damaged or dusty after they're dried.Thank you all for your votes and comments!

                        Mary

                        These are very pretty.

                        Danielle

                        These are awesome! I hope the voting results are favorable!

                        Sue

                        I would love to see these as just empty glass, or glass with sand as I have a ton of my own shells from beachcombing. Thanks

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