PhotoWeights® - Specializing in Glass Paperweight Kits Since 2001

PhotoWeights began in 2001 as a "kitchen table" business in Southern California.  (The kitchen was quite literally my office during the day.)  20-years later, we're located in an late 19th Century building in the small town of De Smet, SD.  De Smet is best known as author 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 a wide variety of other materials.  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, crafters, 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.

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.

If you need assistance, or if you have a question, help is just a message away.

You can find me at...

Instagram: @photoweights
Facebook: @photoweights










Susan Eastin
Owner & Founder


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