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

Exclusively for UncommonGoods

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.
Standard shipping:
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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4.7

(based on 335 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (274)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (42)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (125)
  • Easy to clean (32)
  • Unique (28)
  • Durable (26)
  • BEAUTIFUL (11)

Cons

  • Small (4)

Best Uses

  • Gifts (110)
  • Bedroom (37)
  • Small rooms (28)
  • Large rooms (21)
  • Gift (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (409), No (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (88), Budget shopper (32), High-end shopper (7)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (124), Business (4)
    • 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

Lovely gift

By 

from Toronto, ON

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Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

      Gave this as a birthday gift to a close friend. She loved it!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      Bought this as a gift for my girlfriend, she loved it!

      By 

      from Acworth, GA

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gifts

        Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

        This was a gift for my girlfriend/co-worker and she loved it!

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

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Very unique & thoughtful gift

        By 

        from Lutz, FL

        About Me High-end Shopper

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        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Easy To Clean

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gifts

          Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

          Client gifts: very positive feedback from recipients

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

          Wonderful and Unique

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          from Montrose, CO

          About Me Budget Shopper

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          Pros

          • Attractive Design

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gifts

            Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

            My sister loves it and has been utilizing the wishes and gratitude. Unllike the simplicity of sending flowers, this was a keepsake!
            Very impressed with your company.

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

            A gift for all occasions

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            from Milwaukee, WI

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gifts

              Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

              Have this as a hostess gift

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

              Wishing Balls are filled with Gratitude!

              By 

              from Lexington, VA

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Artistically Unique
              • Attractive Design
              • Durable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Bedroom
                • Gifts
                • Large Rooms
                • Office
                • Small Rooms

                Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

                I have already purchased 3 of these Birthstone Wishing Balls for family members and friends with March/April/August birthdays. Wonderful gift and personally unique to every person.

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

                gorgeous product

                By 

                from oil city, pa

                About Me Midrange Shopper

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                Pros

                • Attractive Design

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gifts

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

                  the product was shipped faster than expected and was beautifully crafted.

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

                  VERY NICE GLASS WORK BEAUTIFUL

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                  from Charlotte NC

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                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Easy To Clean

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gifts

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

                    It a great looking unique gift...........

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

                    The Perfect Birthing Gift

                    By 

                    from Vancouver, BC

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Meaningful
                    • Unique

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Gifts

                      Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

                      Such a beautiful design and thoughtful gift for the birth of a client's first baby. He was born very early and now the parents can express their hopes and dreams in a special way. Thank you, Jill for creating something so lovely.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes
                       
                      5.0

                      Awesome gift! My mom loved it...very happy with the quality!

                      By 

                      from Chicago, IL

                      About Me Budget Shopper

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Gifts

                        Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

                        Loved it!

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

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