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This Child's Antique Mirror Makes an Adorable Papeweight... Perfect for Quick Makeup Checks in the Office

Posted by Susan on 3/9/2018 to Paperweight Designs
This Child's Antique Mirror Makes an Adorable Papeweight... Perfect for Quick Makeup Checks in the Office
The centerpiece of this paperweight design is an antique hand mirror from a child's set.  It's made of nickel plated metal that I was able to brighten up with a little silver polish.

When the mirror is set it against a background of vintage-inspired paper, it's transformed into a special and unique piece.  It's also something you can keep within reach for those times you need to do a quick check of your hair or makeup at your desk.

Personalizing Paperweights with Text: Chalkboard Background & Fonts

Posted by on 3/8/2018 to Paperweight Designs
Personalizing Paperweights with Text: Chalkboard Background & Fonts
Since I started PhotoWeights in 2001, I've answered thousands of questions from customers who needed a little advise to help them complete a design.  One of the most frequent dilemmas is how to lay out text when you want your paperweight to showcase quotes, names, and special sayings.

I thought I'd post a design idea using one of the most popular text styles... chalkboard.

Framing a Photo in a Paperweight: Pearls & Glitter

Posted by Susan on 3/7/2018 to Paperweight Designs
Framing a Photo in a Paperweight: Pearls & Glitter
Only a few supplies and tools were required to create this vintage-inspired design that will beautifully frame a modern or period photograph.  You can experiment with different beads and background colors for a completely different look.

Brass Angel Paperweight Made with Antique Junk Drawer Finds

Posted by Susan on 3/6/2018 to Paperweight Designs
Brass Angel Paperweight Made with Antique Junk Drawer Finds
Whenever I find myself at an antique shop or a flea market, I always gravitate toward boxes filled with little tchotchkes and scraps of paper to use in my paperweight designs.  I've built quite a collection over the years.

This design project will show you how a few "junk drawer" items can be used to create a paperweight you'll love displaying on your desk.  All it takes is a little imagination.

Welcome to Our New Website & Blog

Posted by Susan Eastin on 2/9/2018 to Announcements
PhotoWeights has come a long way since our business was founded in the fall of 2001.  As we approach our 17th anniversary, I'd like to express my sincere gratitude to all of our customers.  Each of you has played a part in making this milestone possible.

We opened 2018 with one major change... a new website.  The new site and order system includes many features we've wanted to incorporate.  Unfortunately, there is a downside.  All of our customers with a login (email/password) on our old site will need to re-register.

Another change that comes with our website is this new blog.  I will gradually import the design projects from our original design blog.  (In the meantime, you can access these here.)  I'm also looking forward to creating some new design projects.  Some of these will involve the use of my new Cricut Explore Air 2.

I hope you love our paperweight kits as much as we do!  If you need any assistance, please don't hesitate to contact me.  I'm more than happy to help.