PhotoWeights® - Est. 2001
Photoweights is a cottage industry business that was founded in 2001 at my kitchen table in Los Angeles. 18 years later, we're based in a century-old building located in the small, prairie town of De Smet, SD. De Smet is best known as Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little Town on the Prairie. In fact, our building is just across the street from the site of the general store Laura's father, Charles, once owned.
Since PhotoWeights first opened, we've been dedicated to the art of decorating glass paperweights with photographs, artwork, crafts, small mementos, and so many other items that have a unique story to tell. At a time when the art of personalizing glass paperweights had faded into obscurity, I wanted to re-introduce it to a new generation of artists, crafts lovers, and photographers using a variety of design techniques and an eclectic mix of materials. I'm thrilled by the resurgence of this wonderful craft I've loved so much, since I created my first paperweight back in grammar school. (You may have created one in school or in the scouts, too.)
The style and quality of our paperweights is evocative of those produced by American glass makers in the early 1900s. Each is beautifully handcrafted in the United States.
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