Paperweights are made differently than bowls, vases, and cups. Vessels are hollow and therefore are created from a starting bubble and formed into a bowl, vase, or cup. Paperweights, on the other hand, are solid and are not made from a bubble. To make a paperweight, a glob of hot molten glass is collected onto the end of a punty, cooled slightly and bits of colored glass, the design so to speak, are applied to the glob of glass and melted in to form the inner core. More glass is gathered onto the inner core, melted together in the glory hole and then formed into a round paperweight to cool and solidify overnight.
A number of beautifully colored glass paperweights can be found and purchased in my Etsy Shop. So you can start keeping those papers on your desk in order and at the same time have a beautiful companion piece to decorate your now organized workspace.