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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 149 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (86)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (38)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (122)
  • Unique (115)
  • 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 (117), Budget shopper (15), High-end shopper (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (132), No (5)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (80), Child (24), Mother (16), Wife (11), 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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5.0

Birth Month Bowl

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from SLC, Utah

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Artistic Design
  • Attractive Design
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Display
    • Jewelry

    Comments about BIRTH MONTH BOWL:

    My wife was amazed at the design and artistry of the piece. She loves it! The best thing about it was the ease of browsing through the website. Uncommon Goods makes it easy to find a unique high quality gift at a fair price.

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

    Comment on this review

     
    4.0

    Beautiful Birthday Gift!

    By 

    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Bright
    • Unique

    Cons

    • Delicate

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Living Room
    • Office

    Comments about BIRTH MONTH BOWL:

    This is such a unique item to have in the house. It is very delicate so I keep it in the living room out of the high traffic areas. I use it to store spare items (buttons, change, beads, etc.)

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

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    3.0

    Nice but not the quality I had expected

    By 

    from Charlottesville, VA

    About Me High-end Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Unique

    Cons

    • Low Quality

    Best Uses

    • Gifts

    Comments about BIRTH MONTH BOWL:

    Use it to put rings and jewelry in for storage

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

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    I would buy any products from this website!!

    By 

    from The tutor

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Bday Gift Or Grad Gift
    • Bright
    • Durable
    • Uncommon
    • Unique

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Gifts

    Comments about BIRTH MONTH BOWL:

    Everything awesome
    No negative

    Service and delivery comments:

    Prompt delivery
    Great condition

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

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    5.0

    Perfect little gift

    By 

    from New york

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gifts

      Comments about BIRTH MONTH BOWL:

      Perfect special birthday gift for a friend

      • 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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      5.0

      Wonderful special little gift

      By 

      from Long Island, ny

      About Me High-end Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gifts

        Comments about BIRTH MONTH BOWL:

        The recipient loved it as a bedside dish for her jewelry at night

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

        Comment on this review

         
        4.0

        perfect gift for my sister in law

        By 

        from fairfax VA

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gifts

          Comments about BIRTH MONTH BOWL:

          It was a unique gift and she was very happy with it!

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

          Comment on this review

           
          2.0

          Nice but...

          By 

          from Greensboro NC

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Unique
          • Well made

          Cons

          • OVER PRICED
          • Too Small

          Best Uses

          • Gifts

          Comments about BIRTH MONTH BOWL:

          Very pretty and I respect the artistry in the bowl but it was very small and the jewels on the wire were a little flimsy. Not worth the price in my opinion. My mom loved it and I am glad she enjoys it.

          Service and delivery comments:

          It actually showed up two hours too late. Ups delivers until 7pm and I think we were the last stop. The packaging was great and it did arrive in perfect condition.

          • 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

           
          5.0

          birth month bowl

          By 

          from newhall ca.

          About Me High-end Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Bright
          • Durable
          • Personal
          • Unique

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Bedroom Bathroom
            • Gifts

            Comments about BIRTH MONTH BOWL:

            Will be used for rings and small things. Represents a special day in their life. Something to pass to next generation.

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

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            4.0

            Charming

            By 

            from Fort Worth, TX

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about BIRTH MONTH BOWL:

                  Quality product.

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

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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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