Enchanted Heart Paperweight

$60.00

Introducing our Enchanted Heart Paperweight. The emotive colors in our handmade heart paperweights speak to the complexity and depth of our feelings. Our new Enchanted Heart glass sculpture is a stunning example of this. Each one-of-a-kind heart paperweight is made with swirling colors of cranberry, iridescent magenta, and brilliant white glass. Each color is carefully selected for its special qualities. Cranberry is one of the most expensive colors, made with actual gold, the magenta is colored dichroic glass, and the white is a “duro” glass, specially formulated to remain crisp and clean.

Using color in the glass isn’t like mixing paint, it’s all about chemistry, patience, and experimentation. Also, because there is no “canvas”, layering colors is a tricky process. You have to make sure enough light can get into the piece so you can actually see the layers of colors. In the Enchanted Heart Paperweight, we have mastered using specialty colors in joyous, rich layers for your pleasure.

Dichroic or “dichro” glass is glass that shifts between two or more colors in the light. We’ve been using it a lot this year in our sparkly Vedic Paperweights (as seen to the right). A type of dichroic glass dates back to 4th century Rome. However, we can thank NASA for our modern-day dichro! This article from Fire Mountain Gems explains, “Dichroic glass became more widely known in modern society when NASA decided to use it in the 1950s and ’60s. The difference is, instead of using silver and gold, NASA developed a process to vaporize metals with electron beams in a vacuum chamber and then apply it directly to surfaces in an ultra-thin film.”  Micro-thin layers of metals or oxides are stacked together to create this beautiful shifting effect. There are many different types of dichroic glass available to purchase. You can see some of the amazing types of dichroic glass at CBS. Some have patterns and textures and really add something special to your glass work!

Our handmade Enchanted Heart Paperweight is solid hot-sculpted glass with layers of color encased in clear glass, finished with a heart stamp in the glass on the bottom. Signed and dated on the bottom.

Enchanted Heart Paperweight Approximately 4″ L x 3.5″W x 1.5″D
Sizes and colors vary slightly

Availability: In stock

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    Weight2 lbs
    Dimensions6 × 6 × 4 in
    Color

    Ruby

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