Solar Storm Paperweight

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SKU
WN5660011
$120.00
To create this bright orange paperweight, our master glass artisans form the image of a solar storm 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. Master glass blowers craft this celestial solar storm paperweight from molten glass heated to over 2000 degrees Fahrenheit. After the features are formed, they are then surrounded by clear and matte molten glass, shaped into a rounded form and polished to a smooth finish. Ash from the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens serves as the secret ingredient. Each solar storm glass paperweight measures approximately 3 inches in diameter.
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