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Antique Sewing Needle Packs Within a Glass Paperweight

Antique Sewing Needle Packs Within a Glass Paperweight

I've used antique sewing notions in many of my paperweight designs over the years.  From buttons and snaps sewn onto cards, to cardboard spools of thread and small tools, these things tend to fit very well in our paperweight kits because they're small, flat and fairly thin.

The next time you find yourself in an antique shop, keep an eye out for these items.  They're usually very affordable.  For instance, the needle packs I used in this project were in a plastic bag of other sewing items I purchased for just $5.00.
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Sand Dollar Paperweight with a Sandy Background

Sand Dollar Paperweight with a Sandy Background

When summer is just a memory, and the snow starts to fly, this sand dollar paperweight will add a touch of warmth to you desk.  This is such an easy design to create.  All you'll need is a sand dollar, a scrap of sandpaper, a glue gun, and a pair of scissors.  Everything else is included in the paperweight kit (mounting board and bottom pad).
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Paperweight Captures a Mini Sheet of Ruled Paper with a Handwritten Note

Paperweight Captures a Mini Sheet of Ruled Paper with a Handwritten Note

I wanted to create another paperweight design that would allow someone to display a miniature message, similar to the one posted at Vintage Typewriter Paperweight with a Tiny, Typed Message. For this project I chose something we all remember from our school days, a sheet of ruled paper.  In miniature, it's rather adorable.  Don't you think?
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Vintage Typewriter Paperweight with a Tiny, Typed Message

Vintage Typewriter Paperweight with a Tiny, Typed Message

This paperweight design includes the printed image of a typewriter with one tiny, little twist...  a miniature piece of paper with a typed note that curves out from the art.  You can type anything you wish, from a love note to the working title of the novel you've been meaning to start since the beginning of the year.  You're only limited by the size of the page.
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Using Small Glass Vials in Your Paperweight Designs

Using Small Glass Vials in Your Paperweight Designs

I've used glass vials in a few of my paperweight designs.  I've also recommended them to customers who have asked for my help with items that needed to be "contained" before they could be displayed in a paperweight.  These have included tiny stones, minerals, soil taken from special locations.
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Creating a Pet Memorial Paperweight

Creating a Pet Memorial Paperweight

Pet memorial keepsakes remain extremely popular.  This isn't a surprise because they're such a lovely way to remember a beloved part of our lives.  They also make a thoughtful gift for a friend or family member who has lost a furry, feathered, or even a scaled companion.
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