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Leo/ Sun Glass Paperweight

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In their Seattle studio, master glass blowers craft our Leo/Sun glass paperweight from molten glass heated to over 2000°F inside a fiery furnace. Ash from the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens serves as the secret ingredient in their proprietary glass formula. Unique details, representative of the Sun, are formed by rolling the heated glass in colored glass powders, shaping with hand tools and adding gold leaf and dichroic glass pieces to the surface for an iridescent effect. After the features are formed, they are then surrounded by clear molten glass, shaped into its rounded form and polished to a smooth finish. This glass paperweight is masterfully handcrafted, uno alla volta, from the hearts and hands of artisans. No two are exactly alike. Each paperweight measures approx. 3 in. diameter.
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