3" CELESTIAL SERIES PAPERWEIGHT
These dreamy paperweights are even more mystifying in person. They measure 3" in diameter, and are handmade in Seattle, Washington. Each weight is inspired by one of Glass Eye Studio's designer's interpretation of the scientific world, and takes a team of two or three talented artists to create. These carefully formed designs use a wide spectrum of materials: specialty colors, dichroic glass, glow-in-the-dark material, and even precious metals. Since 1995, these pieces of art have been admired and collected.
As each piece is uniquely crafted and individually handmade, no two are alike. The photos shown are a representation of what you will receive; colors and design may slightly vary. All Glass Eye Studio pieces also contain volcanic ash from the Mount St. Helen's eruption in 1980.
A Star is Born
Beginning within an interstellar cloud of dust and gas, these astonishing heavenly bodies continue to fascinate young and old alike.
The Andromeda Galaxy is a spiral galaxy approximately 2.5 million light-years from Earth. It is the nearest major galaxy to the Milky Way, but not the nearest galaxy overall. It gets its name from the area of the sky in which it appears, the constellation of Andromeda, which was named after the mythological princess Andromeda.
The Big Dipper is a distinct grouping of seven bright stars recognized in many cultures around the world. The grouping got its name because of its pattern when tracing an invisible line from star to star, the end result creating a giant ladle, or “dipper.”
Beautiful and mysterious, a black hole is a mathematically defined region of spacetime with such a strong gravitational pull that no particle or electromagnetic radiation can escape from it.
Earth, often called the Blue Planet, is shown enveloped in a crystal clear atmosphere as seen from space.
Shrouded in misty clouds, the moon shines through pale and lovely.
The Ghost Nebula is a reflection nebula located in the constellation Cepheus. It lies near the cluster NGC 7023. Several stars are embedded in the nebula. Their light gives it a ghoulish brown color.
The world of science defines this outer space intrigue as a Helix Nebula which is a part of the larger planetary nebulas. Located in the constellation of Aquarius, it's one of the closer outer space bodies. It's believed that this nebula resulted from a star that died and its layers were sloughed off creating comets. Urban legend surrounding the Eye of God says make a wish... you have looked at the eye of God.
The Heart Nebula lies some 7500 light years away from Earth and is located in the Perseus Arm of the Galaxy in the constellation Cassiopeia. This nebula, much like its neighbor the Soul Nebula, is an emission nebula with glowing gas and darker dust lanes. Bright stars, hydrogen and electrons combine to form a plasma of brightly glowing gas that amazingly resembles the shape of a heart.
Pale and lovely, the Ice Dwarf sparkles with iridescent dichro and soft blue and pink highlights.
The 150-mile-wide Juno is one of the largest and heaviest asteroids tumbling along the vast asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. A leftover building block of the Solar System, its metallic surface has been shaped by constant collisions with other cosmic objects during its journeys. Vivid fuchsia, tangerine, and green hues converge to form this fascinating asteroid.
Vibrant orange and turquoise swirls chase one another in this gorgeous paperweight dedicated to the fifth planet from the Sun.
The Glass Eye Mars paperweight has a rich, deep scarlet background, shot with highlights of gold and sparkling pale blue dichro.
One of the smallest and closet to the sun, this tiny planet is only visible from Earth 13 times a century! Glass Eye is pleased to bring you their version, a unique contrast of light and dark with a dusting of crimson on its darker side.
The Milky Way is the galaxy that contains our Solar System. Its name is derived from its appearance as a dim glowing band arching across the night sky in which the naked eye cannot distinguish individual stars.
Intricate craters dusted with gold shine brightly from the depths of this beautiful paperweight.
Celebrate the splendor of this beautiful, watery world with our Neptune paperweight featuring shimmering blues and tiny, sparkling bubbles.
The Northern Lights, or “Aurora Borealis” has long fascinated people all over the world with its stunning display of shifting colors. Swirling colored glass and sparkling dichro pay tribute to this phenomenal occurrence in nature with this Northern Lights paperweight.
Orion's Belt, also known as the Three Kings or Three Sisters, is an asterism in the constellation Orion. It consists of the three bright stars, Alnitak, Alnilam, and Mintaka.
Pillars of Creation
Translucent pillars and cosmic dust are represented using bright amber glass accented with dichroic flakes and topped by a cloud of glittering dichroic dust. The deep purple backdrop creates the perfect environment for this celestial wonder.
According to researchers there is evidence of a massive ninth planet in our solar system. It may be similar in size to Neptune likely with a thick atmosphere of hydrogen and helium and a high elliptical orbit. Glass Eye's artists have depicted the mysterious "Black Planet" as it has been described with an ominous presence.
This famous non-planet is re-examined by Glass Eye Studio artists to honor the 2015 fly by of NASA’s New Horizons Spacecraft. Discovered in 1930, Pluto was the ninth planet in the solar system until 2006 when the International Astronomical Union redefined it as a "dwarf planet." Some astronomers still hold that Pluto and its five moons should be official planets.
Polaris or the North Star- a steady guiding light to mariners searching for the new world with a figural star surrounded by the spinning lights of the night sky.
One of the most spectacular sights in the Solar System, Saturn is encircled by a magnificent ring system of ice and dust, a flowing halo of pale yellow clouds, and dozens of moons. Set against a deep blue background, sparkling golden dichro silhouette the beauty of this remarkable, ringed planet.
The moon passes between the sun and the earth, darkening the sky with an eerie, fascinating light.
The Soul Nebula is an emission nebulae in Cassiopeia. The nebula is the eastern neighbor of the Heart Nebula, and the two are often mentioned together as the "Heart and Soul".
A Supernova is a stellar explosion that briefly outshines an entire galaxy, radiating as much energy as the Sun before fading from view over several weeks or months. Our rendition of this spectacular display features bright blues and shimmering golds.
Vast and mysterious, the darkness of space is speckled with tiny points of color and glittering dichro in this Glass Eye paperweight.
A striking swirl of blues and glittering dichro, ranging from aqua to sapphire, make the seventh planet from the Sun sparkle with a cool, dewy light.
This beautiful paperweight features swirling clouds of magenta, violet, pink, and subtle hints of gold.
The Whirlpool Galaxy is a spiral galaxy in the constellation Canes Venatici. It was the first galaxy to be classified as a spiral galaxy!