I hope your heart isn’t breaking in the lead up to Valentine’s Day! Hearts are at once strong and fragile, so it’s no wonder that hand blown glass hearts are so popular as romantic gifts on this occasion. Maybe its the heavy feel of solid glass in the hand, or the coolness of glass against a fevered brow, but glass is something that says forever like nothing else.
I love the orange flower suspended in the middle of this particular glass paperweight. It’s hand blown Murano glass, so each one is slightly different built up in careful layers with bubbles of air to add texture and interest.
This Hand Blown Glass Orange Flower Heart Glass Paperweight currently only costs $24.50 reduced by 80% from Amazon, so makes a very affordable quality Valentines’ Day gift.
More hand blown glass heart paperweights on Red Velvet Heart.
I keep coming back to simple heart-shaped chunks of glass – there is something about the smooth curves, heavy and satisfying of glass hearts, and when they are hand-blown there are no sharp edges to cut, just cool depth and solid weight.
This is a range of glass hearts in various colours created by artisans, Jon and Shannon Felix of Avalon Glassworks, in Seattle.
I love the cobalt blue in particular but the amber is also enticing. All the hearts are 3”x3”x1” and they cost $30 directly from Avalon Glassworks.
I’ve loved these gorgeous glass hearts, ever since I first saw them. There’s something about the solid, smooth weight of glass in the hand, the brilliant colours and the fact that they’re hand-made and each one is different.
Artisan-made pieces usually aren’t cheap…. so I was stunned when I saw that this one is currently hugely discounted on Amazon. It’s advertised at $13.99 down from $111.00 at the moment, so if you’ve been longing for one, but have held off because of the price, now’s the time!
Or get ahead of yourself and buy your Valentine’s Day gift now! Mind you, I’d not say ‘No’ to this for a Christmas gift either!
Hand Glass Art Colorful Rainbow Striped Heart Paperweight PW-6141
A fabulous and lasting gift for Valentines’ Day or any other romantic occasion, this heart paperweight is full of colour. Hand-blown by experienced glass artists, no two are the same, so it is truly a unique gift.
There are several other colour combinations in this series of heart paperweights, from rainbows to this ripple effect. For some reason they are all priced well below their original list price, so snap them up while they are still affordable, as they are genuine art pieces – brings a new meaning to the words of Blondie’s Heart Of Glass!
Hand Glass Art Dark Rainbow Ripple Heart Paperweight PW-6002
currently $29.99 down from $124.99 at Amazon