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 Sphere of Influence

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.
Notes


Click here to see the included card front.

Click here to see the included card back.



Paper slips are 1" L x 3" W.
Item ID
26446

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Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
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within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.


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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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4.7

(based on 356 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (289)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (45)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (145)
  • Easy to clean (35)
  • Durable (29)
  • Unique (28)
  • Easy to install (14)

Cons

  • Small (4)

Best Uses

  • Gifts (124)
  • Bedroom (45)
  • Small rooms (34)
  • Large rooms (26)
  • Gift (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (430), No (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (97), Budget shopper (37), High-end shopper (12)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (143), Business (5)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday (192), Christmas or hanukkah (57), Other (25), Mother’s day (8)

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5.0

This makes a beautifully thoughtful gift.

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from Bolingbrook Il.

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Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bedroom
    • Gifts
    • Large Rooms
    • Small Rooms

    Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

    I bought this for a birthday gift. I'm very excited to give it to my sister. I know she will love it.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    Unusual

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    from Metro Denver

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    Pros

    • Attractive Design

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Bedroom
      • Gifts

      Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

      Fast delivery

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      Elegant and sweet

      By 

      from New Market, Al

      About Me Budget Shopper

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bedroom
        • Gifts
        • Large Rooms

        Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

        Simply amazing and heart felt

        Service and delivery comments:

        Fast and easy

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        Perfect Gift!

        By 

        from New York, NY

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        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Personal

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

            This was a gift for someone who has everything.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            5.0

            Great Gift

            By 

            from Tucson, AZ

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

                Both recipients loved this gift - the uniqueness and both plan now to complete wishes/dreams/thoughts for each week with happy anticipation

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                 
                4.0

                Nice gift and sentiment

                By 

                from Texas

                About Me Midrange Shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Nice Sentiment

                Cons

                • Limited use

                Best Uses

                • Bedroom
                • Gifts
                • Small Rooms

                Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

                Pretty and thoughtful gift, especially for birthdays. Love the idea of writing positive affirmations, goals, or wishes and throwing them out to the world. I don't like the fact that you cannot remove your wishes every year, review them, and start over the following year. Once they are in the ball, that's it --- they're never coming out unless you smash the ball.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                 
                2.0

                Disappointed

                By 

                from New Jersey

                About Me High-end Shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gifts

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

                  Considered buying more, but because the insertions cannot be removed, I will not purchase more.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great gift

                  By 

                  from San Antonio

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

                      I've bought this a few times before for Mother's Day, graduation and birthday gifts. They are beautiful and unique. I love the fact that a glass artist created them.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes
                       
                      5.0

                      Great product

                      By 

                      from Destin, FL

                      About Me High-end Shopper

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design

                      Cons

                      • FRAGILE

                      Best Uses

                      • Gifts

                      Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

                      When it is someone's birthday they blow out the candles after making a wish. What better way to celebrate those wishes than to keep them to read in the future.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes
                       
                      5.0

                      Stunning

                      By 

                      from Thousand Oaks CA

                      About Me High-end Shopper

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Small Rooms

                        Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

                        Decorative and fun

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

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