If there's one jolly good reason to be thankful that we haven't yet become a paperless society, it's glass paperweights. A hand blown glass paperweight in a stunning design and awesome colors is a wonderful way to keep your papers neatly in a pile or just to display as a thing of beauty. Here are some real stunners to admire.
1. Purple Jellyfish
How they blow patterns into glass paperweights is an amazing technique.
Celebrate the beauty of fall all year round.
3. Chihuly Paperweight
Chihuly is one of the masters of modern glass art.
4. "Standing Gold Ruby Sculpture"
The work of Robert Burch.
5. Multi-colored Spiral
Such vibrant colors.
6. Jewel Pumpkin
I have to get me one of those.
The work of Nicholas Kekic
This reminds me of how ink spreads on chromatography paper. Obviously when you use more than one color.
10. Waterford Crystal Red Rose
A permanent keepsake that lasts long after a real bloom has withered and died.
11. Lilac and Turquoise
The work of Bill Riker.
12. Millefiori Paperweight
The "thousand flowers" are created using tiny "canes" of glass.
13. Fire Drop
How gorgeous is the teardrop shape and the colors?
14. Glass Teardrop
Adam Jablonski has captured the effect that looks like washing out paint or ink in water.
15. Glass Earth Orb
You can see why it's called Earth.
16. Cream and Gold
17. Pear Glass Paperweight
Murano glass made in Venice.
18. Tropical Flowers
The work of Daniel Salazar.
19. Heart Paperweight
Embellished Swarovski crystal
20. Blue Fish
Easier to maintain than an aquarium!
21. Fun Fish
Looks as good on a shelf as on a stack of papers
22. Jellyfish Paperweight #1
Jellyfish glass paperweights are always among the most expensive.
23. Jellyfish #2
Awesome! The work of Kela's art glass gallery in Hawaii.
24. Jellyfish #3
Illumination by a halogen light gives a stunning effect.
25. Green Paperweight
As perfect as Mother Nature would have made it.
26. Purple and Pink
The pink and purple swirls look like they're dancing.
27. Opal Dragonfly
JH studio Glass produced this wonderful piece.
28. Art Glass Paperweight
Glass paperweights are a timeless art. This was created in 1974 by Gilbert C. Johnson.
29. "Multicolor Spring Cane Egg"
Paul Lockwood makes egg shaped glass paperweights.
What a glorious shape for a paperweight.
Additional artistry is added as the prism affects the light hitting the colors.
32. Frog Paperweight
He's a cute fellow isn't he?
33. PINK STRIPE & CRYSTAL
Pretty in pink.
34. Solar System
Just how on earth do they get those fine details in?
35. Murano Paperweight
What an interesting shape.
36. Glacier Paperweight
It looks so realistic.
37. Waterford Crystal Apple
Beautiful crystal from Ireland.
38. Caithness Glass
And an example of the artistry of the master glassmakers of Scotland.
39. Hand Blown Art Glass Paperweight
Another of the pieces by Bill Riker. This puts me in mind of apple peel.
40. Vintage Art Glass Paperweight
The sheen of iridescent glass is so lovely.
41. Art Nouveau Glass Paperweight
The unmistakable colors and organic form of Art Nouveau.
42. 'white Pumpkin'
I think the addition of the subtle colors to the stalk makes all the difference.
43. Lalique Owl Paperweight
René Lalique was one of the greatest glass artists the world has ever seen.
44. CORREIA Art Glass
So delicate and pretty.
45. "Zephyr Pyramid"
Paul D. Harrie has produced a truly mesmerizing glass paperweight.
46. Christmas Tree Paperweight
Beautifully adorned with Swarovski crystals.