custom map paperweight

by John and Charlotte Guptill $115.00
Handmade

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Weight of the World

Special places become like anchors in our lives. They keep us grounded, offer safe harbor, or tug on our hearts the farther we travel. This custom map paperweight, designed by artist Charlotte Guptill, lets you hold a tangible reminder of that treasured spot, even when you're far away. Choose your favorite vacation spot, a childhood home, the place you first met your true love, or any other place you find your heart wandering. That very spot will be hand-cut from a map, mounted in a compass rose base, and sealed under multiple layers of boaters resin. The resin is buffed to a satiny finish, and both protects the image and helps to magnify it. (International locations are available, although the maps display less detail.) The finished paperweight keeps important papers—and memories—close to home. Handmade in Maine.

  • details
Handmade
Item ID
23965
Made from
paper, lead-free pewter, boater's resin
Measurements
Base: 2.5" dia.; Bezel: 2 dia.
Notes
Care: Designed to patina slowly and evenly, developing a soft warm patina often considered an enhancement to appearance. If desired, apply and rub a mild detergent on pewter surface, rinse under running water and gently wipe dry with a soft cloth. The clear, high gloss surface is a durable, scratch and fade resistant boater's resin containing a U.V. protectant. If slightly scratched, buff with a soft cloth and car/boat wax.
  • the maker

John and CharlotteGuptill

To escape the corporate frenzy, and to feed her "bead addiction," Charlotte Guptill began creating jewelry in 2002. She was inspired by her love of sailing to incorporate nautical charts into her designs in 2006. In 2009, with the assistance of her then fiance', John, Charlotte formally launched CHART Metalworks on Custom House Wharf, not far from their home on Portland, Maine's peninsula. Now, with the help of a talented pack of Maine-based artisans, and sometimes some distraction from their Corgi-Terrier Mix, Riley, husband and wife team John and Charlotte Guptill handcraft custom nautical chart and map adornments in their studio on Portland, Maine's working waterfront. Each unique piece is hand-cast. The chart or map images are hand cut and hand placed. Each piece is topped with a boaters resin creating a natural dome, magnifying the artwork below. collection

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