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 367 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (301)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (45)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (154)
  • Easy to clean (38)
  • Durable (33)
  • Unique (28)
  • Easy to install (15)

Cons

  • Small (4)

Best Uses

  • Gifts (130)
  • Bedroom (47)
  • Small rooms (36)
  • Large rooms (28)
  • Gift (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (440), No (17)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (104), Budget shopper (40), High-end shopper (11)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (152), 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

My mom loved it!

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from Sullivan, Indiana

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bedroom
    • Gifts
    • Large Rooms
    • Small Rooms

    Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

    I think this item was very clever! It is also beautiful.

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

    Beautiul!!

    By 

    from North Augusta, SC

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    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Bedroom
      • Large Rooms

      Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

      This was a 70th birthday gift for my boyfriend's mom so we wanted a gift that was unique and thoughtful for her special day. She has absolutely everything, is very talented, and loves to do scrapbooking and such, so we knew immediately that this stunning "wishball" was perfect for her! She could jot down her thoughts, wishes and dreams and tuck them away in the ball each week, so that year after year she would always be reminded her 70th year by reflecting on wonderful birthday memories and all of her life blessings. So, on her special day, when she opened this gift, her eyes started tearing up because it made her feel so very special.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      outstanding gift idea

      By 

      from Cleveland, OH

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      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Easy To Clean

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

          It is beautifully handmade and allows the recipient to know you care!

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

          Great Birthday Present

          By 

          from Mckinney, TX

          About Me Budget Shopper

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          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Durable
          • Easy To Clean

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gifts

            Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

            This is a beautiful product!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            5.0

            Birthday Gift

            By 

            from San Jose, CA

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            Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

            Makes a great gift!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            5.0

            Special gift

            By 

            from Austin tx

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            Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

            It was a great way to mark a memorable year.

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

            Perfect Graduation Gift

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            from Queens, NY

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            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Creative

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gifts

              Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

              I would give this again.

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

              Birthstone Wishing Ball - Highly Recommend

              By 

              from Atlanta, GA

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              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Beautiful color(s)
              • Very original

              Cons

              • Much smaller than I thought

              Best Uses

                Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

                Love the idea of the dream ball and colors are really vibrant and beautiful. I sent one to my mother and one to my sister-in-law and they both really loved them. The only negative at all is that it is considerably smaller than I thought. Definitely recommend, though.

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

                A very unique, special birthday gift

                By 

                from austin, tx

                About Me Budget Shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gifts

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

                  A great way to record the events of a momentous year, your wishes for the upcoming year or moments through the year you are grateful for. All in a unique, beautiful work of art!

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  delivery was prompt

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

                  Best Gift

                  By 

                  from Florida

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Durable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gifts

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

                    This was a gift for my mom who lived far away. This was a way for her and I to share hope and good wishes from a distance.

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    Quick delivery

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

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