Birthstone Wishing Balls

Capture a single wish, accomplishment, or meditation every week throughout the year inside this work of art.

$32.00

Jill Henrietta Davis created by

Jill Henrietta Davis

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Your birthday is like a private New Year's celebration-- a chance to reflect and look forward to the milestones you plan on reaching in the year to come. With this sentiment in mind, Jill Henrietta Davis created her birthstone wishing ball to capture a single wish, accomplishment, or meditation every week for the coming year. Each shimmering ball of hand-blown glass comes with 52 tiny slips of paper for you to pause once a week throughout the year and record a message of hope or gratitude. Coil them up and tuck them in the tiny hole near the base and they become a permanent part of the display.

People often ask Jill why the wishes can't come back out, and she explains in terms of birthday candles: "When you blow out your candles, you don't tell the wish you made, otherwise it won't come true. But more importantly, memories are always more beautiful than photographs, and the same is true of wishes. When you look at the little slips of paper accumulating in your Wishing Ball, I want you to think about the big picture those messages convey. Rereading the notes would be like looking backwards, or trying to step in the same river twice." Available in twelve vibrant hues that correspond to each month's birthstone. Handmade in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

Due to the handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.

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Made in Rhode Island

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Jill Henrietta Davis

created by

Jill Henrietta Davis

location

Rhode Island

created by

Jill Henrietta Davis

location

Rhode Island

During her freshman year studying fashion at the Parsons School of Design, Jill Davis realized her clothes were more like wearable sculpture than fashion. Wanting to stay at Parsons, she began exploring different departments. The day she walked into the glass studio and saw molten glass for the first time, her search was over. “Glass is the most challenging and rewarding material I have ever encountered,” says Jill. “You can’t bully it—you are perpetually persuading and coaxing the glass into shape. Even the best living master glass blowers cannot always get the glass to do what they want! It’s this feisty streak that keeps me enchanted.”

Handmade Exclusive Made in the USA
Made from
paper, handblown glass
Measurements
4" H x 3.5" diam.
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Item ID
26446

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4.7

(based on 236 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (188)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (39)
  • Unique (22)
  • BEAUTIFUL (11)
  • Durable (10)
  • Easy to clean (8)

Cons

  • Small (3)

Best Uses

  • Gifts (35)
  • Bedroom (12)
  • Small rooms (8)
  • Gift (6)
  • Large rooms (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (263), No (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (26), Budget shopper (11), High-end shopper (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (39)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (123), Child (32), Mother (23), Self (10), Wife (8)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday (171), Christmas or hanukkah (26), Other (23), Mother’s day (8)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Unique gift

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from New York

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Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts

    Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

    My friend turned 65. I had no idea what to buy for her so I "googled " unique gift and found this. She loves it and will do it for a year. Hopefully she'll think of me each time she writes something

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

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    4.0

    It is beautiful

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    from SC

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    Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

    Very pretty

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes, Yes
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah

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    5.0

    Very pretty.....

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    from Albany, New York

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    Pros

    • Attractive Design

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gifts

      Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

      birthday gift for my daughter.....

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      • Yes, Yes
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Birthday

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      4.0

      Great gift

      By 

      from California

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      Pros

      • Attractive Design

      Cons

      • Poor Design

      Best Uses

        Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

        I gave this as a gift and my mom absolutely loved it. The color is beautiful. The one complaint is that it includes 52 slips of paper and once those are inside you are done. There is no way to open it. i think the only way to see your papers again is to break it.

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

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        5.0

        It was the prefect sentimental gift.

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        from New York, NY

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        Pros

        • Attractive Design

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Bedroom

          Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

          It was perfect for the big dreamer in my life. The gift is thoughtful and allows for reflection and excitement during this special occasion.

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

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          3.0

          Great gift!

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          from Tallahassee,Florida

          Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

          Beautiful but smaller than expected.

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

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          5.0

          Beautiful and personal :)

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          from Redwood City, CA

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          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Durable
          • Easy To Clean
          • Easy To Install

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Bedroom
            • Gifts
            • office desk
            • Small Rooms

            Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

            It's very special to me. Personal and exciting to put in a wish AND something I am thankful for.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes, Yes
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Christmas or Hanukkah

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            5.0

            I would buy this product again

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            from Idaho

            About Me Budget Shopper

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            Pros

            • Attractive Design

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gifts

              Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

              It was beautiful. A little smaller than I expected.

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

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              5.0

              Birthday gift

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              from Washington state

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              Pros

              • Attractive Design

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gifts

                Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

                This was beautiful! The color was amazing and the packaging was carefully done to prevent breakage!

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

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Beautiful Gift!

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                from Kimmell, IN

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                Pros

                • Attractive Design

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gifts

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

                  Purchased for a 70th birthday celebration--I just know she's going to love it!

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

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