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birth month mini dish

by Ellen Bartfeld $44.00
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Due to the handmade nature of this item, stones may vary slightly from photo.

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  • the story

A Gem of a Dish

A loved one's birthday may only happen once a year, but these precious decorative dishes will remind them how much you treasure them all the year round. Each mini-bowl is made to represent one of the sparkling gems that represent a person's birth month. Artist Ellen Bartfeld carefully crafts them from brightly colored stained glass, and crowns them with a line of beads and crystals threaded along a copper wire. The palm-sized dishes are just the size for holding treasured jewelry or bedside necessities. Handmade in California. Sold individually.



Artist card included.

Choose your month below:
January: Red Quartz and Garnet
February: Amethyst
March: Auamarine and Sodalite
April: Clear Quartz and Labradorite
May: Emerald Quartz and Jade
June: Moonstone and Clear Quartz
July: Ruby Quartz and Clear Quartz
August: Peridot and Tiger's Eye
September: Sapphire Quartz
October: Rose Quartz
November: Citrine and Moss Agate
December: Turquoise and Tiger's Eye

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  • details
Handmade
Exclusive
Community Voted
Item ID
21471
Made from
semi precious stones, copper wire, glass beads, stained glass, lead free solder
Measurements
3.5" dia. x .75" deep
Notes
Care: Wash with water or any cleaning product, dry the soldered rim well with a soft cloth.
  • the maker
Ellen Bartfeld

Ellen Bartfeld

Stained glass has been part of Ellen Bartfeld's work as an artist for over 35 years. She loves the way the glass reflects natural light and compliments interior surfaces. Her glass bowls are one-of-a-kind pieces hand-crafted to reflect the natural beauty surrounding Gravity Ranch, the home her husband and she built in the remote hills of Santa Ynez.

Working alone, Ellen creates her glass bowls by slumping the glass into various shapes in the kiln, edging them with copper foil and lead-free solder, and embellishing them with decorative items. She also fires images into some of the bowls, using a gold or platinum luster. Beads of infinite variety adorn her bowls either alone or in combination with charms and images. collection

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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BIRTH MONTH BOWL
 
4.3

(based on 148 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (85)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (38)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (121)
  • Unique (114)
  • Bright (57)
  • Durable (13)
  • Beautiful (3)

Cons

  • Too small (25)
  • Delicate (21)
  • Low quality (10)

Best Uses

  • Gifts (118)
  • Kitchen (12)
  • Living room (9)
  • Bedroom (8)
  • Office (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (116), Budget shopper (15), High-end shopper (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (131), No (5)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (80), Child (24), Mother (16), Wife (10), Self (8)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday (79), Christmas or hanukkah (45), Other (8), Mother’s day (4)

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4.0

Pretty Little Bowl

By 

from miami, fl

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts

    Comments about BIRTH MONTH BOWL:

    I bought 2 of these- one for my Mom and one for my mother in law. February is nicer than June... I beleive it just depends on the birthstone. Hopefully they will both like them

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Mother
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah

    Comment on this review

     
    4.0

    Pretty dish

    By 

    from Orlando

    About Me Budget Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Bright
    • Unique

    Cons

    • Delicate

    Best Uses

    • Gifts

    Comments about BIRTH MONTH BOWL:

    Nice dish for small jewelery.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Child
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Birth Month Bowls

    By 

    from San Antonio, TX

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Bright
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gifts

      Comments about BIRTH MONTH BOWL:

      Bought five of these (various months) for stocking stuffers. Each one was uniquely beautiful...excellent craftsmanship.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Child
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Christmas or Hanukkah

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Very pretty bowl

      By 

      from Kansas

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Bright
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gifts

        Comments about BIRTH MONTH BOWL:

        This little bowl is intended as a gift for my mother-in-law, and we think she'll love it. Very cute decoration and the silver edging is a nice touch.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Mother
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Birthday

        Comment on this review

         
        1.0

        Disappointing

        By 

        from Ohio

        About Me Midrange Shopper

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        Pros

          Cons

          • Too Small

          Best Uses

            Comments about BIRTH MONTH BOWL:

            I returned this product. It was very small. Also, it would have been nice if it included a card for the recicipent of the "birthday" gift explaining what it was...for example...this tiny dish represents November birthdays...etc.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Birthday

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Unique gift. I would buy this again

            By 

            from Island lake Ilinois

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            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Bright
            • Unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gifts
              • Living Room
              • Vanitybathroom

              Comments about BIRTH MONTH BOWL:

              I will give this to a niece for a significate birthday and suggest she keep it in her bedroom or bathroom for small jewelry. It is unique.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Other
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Birthday

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              4.0

              Very pretty

              By 

              from Austin, TX

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Bright

              Cons

              • Too Small

              Best Uses

              • Gifts

              Comments about BIRTH MONTH BOWL:

              Love this but it was much smaller than I thought it would be. Still really pretty

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Self
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Other

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              Beautiful ring dish

              By 

              from Tuckahoe, NY

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Bright
              • Unique

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gifts

                Comments about BIRTH MONTH BOWL:

                This will be a gift for my niece for Christmas; her birthstone is pearl so I wanted to find a ring dish that was as pretty and petite as she is.

                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Other
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                4.0

                Nice Gift

                By 

                from CT

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Unique

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gifts
                  • Trinket Bowl

                  Comments about BIRTH MONTH BOWL:

                  Got this as a birthday gift for my sister-in-law. She really liked the September bowl and had a spot and use picked out for it as soon as she opened the box. She is somewhat picky, so her immediate endorsement was a great sign!

                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Other
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Birthday

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  5.0

                  My friend loved it! Unique gift!

                  By 

                  from Bonaire, GA

                  About Me Midrange Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Beautiful
                  • Bright
                  • Unique

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gifts

                    Comments about BIRTH MONTH BOWL:

                    My friend stated that it was absolutely beautiful.
                    Kudos since I sent without me seeing it first.

                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                    • Other
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Birthday

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                    Q and A

                    When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

                    287votes, 23 comments

                    Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

                    The colors dance off of Ellen Bartfield's beautiful bowls, and we hope they'll make someone do a happy dance on their birthday! We love that they're handcrafted from stained glass and that each includes sparkling gems to represent each birth month. Would you pair this dish with a Birth Month Flower Necklace or birth stone jewelry to create an unforgettable birthday gift?

                    HELEN
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Unique - but still would like to know the price.

                    Sarah
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Beautiful

                    Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

                    Hi, Helen! We're doing things a little different this week and collecting votes and comments before determining the final price. We're looking for positive feedback about what makes each design uncommon. This encourages our voters to read the product story, consider the materials, and tell us why they love a product and what they think it's worth. We're looking forward to reading all of the comments!

                    Mallory
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Very pretty. Would definately like this for myself or to give as a gift. The glass is the best part, the beads I'm not so crazy about on each one (or maybe it is just for my birth month-march).

                    Caroline
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    To me price does not matter on products that are so very useful in everyday life.

                    Cheryl
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    this is pretty

                    Christina
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Very pretty. Great gift item.

                    Diane
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    I like the match between the beads and the glass - nice job! And the fact that the peridot and citrine aren't as sickly as they often are....even better

                    Kelly
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    so adorable!!

                    SUSYN
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    I don't get what someone would do with a "birth month bowl." I would not want anyone to give me one. Maybe it could be turned into a different type of bowl for a different purpose rather than a "birth month bowl"?

                    Jenn
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    ooh, pretty. Lovely colors.

                    Bonnie
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    I would love to see more options, but the ones listed look beautiful.

                    Jack Andrew
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Could be a very nice birthday gift if priced within reason

                    Cathy
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    These are very pretty. They would make a great birthday present. I also like they are made in the US. I need one of these by June. My sister's BD. Very nice.

                    Marina
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    This is different, and would make a beautiful gift, for someone, or yourself

                    kim
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    Sorry - these look really tacky and are too small to be useful. With such limited room in my SF condo, I wouldn't waste the space.

                    sheila
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    pretty but useless. I wouldn't want one nor would I give one. Another thing to gather dust.

                    lana
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    can't wait until these are available

                    Andrea
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    just not exciting

                    Elena
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    Kinda boring to me.

                    lauren
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    These are beautiful! I can't wait to buy one! perfect for by the sink when you are washing dishes.

                    Monica

                    WOW. So pretty and useful

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