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 326 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (266)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (42)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (116)
  • Easy to clean (30)
  • Unique (27)
  • Durable (25)
  • BEAUTIFUL (11)

Cons

  • Small (4)

Best Uses

  • Gifts (102)
  • Bedroom (36)
  • Small rooms (27)
  • Large rooms (20)
  • Gift (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (400), No (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (82), Budget shopper (31), High-end shopper (6)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (117), Business (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday (193), Christmas or hanukkah (57), Other (25), Mother’s day (8)

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5.0

The Perfect Birthing Gift

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from Vancouver, BC

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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!

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    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Budget Shopper

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    Pros

    • Attractive Design

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gifts

      Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

      Loved it!

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

      Thoughtful and sentimental gift

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      from arlington heights il

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      Pros

      • Attractive Design

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gifts

        Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

        I got the birthday wishing ball to signify her February birthday. More importantly I decided to give her the wishing ball for more of it's "purpose" and it's visual reminder of all the wonderful things she has in her life but also all the wonderful things the future still has to offer her! She was extremely thankful for the very personalized gift. I would definitely buy the wishing ball again!

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

        Happy

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        from Chicago

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        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Durable
        • Easy To Clean

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Bedroom
          • Gifts
          • Large Rooms
          • Small Rooms

          Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

          This would be perfect for someone who has everything, it's beautiful, it's funtional, it's a keepsake.This would be a good gift for any age and any gender. Can't go wrong. Great for any occasion being celebrated, wedding, birthday, retirement, anniversary, etc. Getting one for myself, celebrating life! And achievements daily.

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

          Beautiful!

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          from Long Beach, CA

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          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Durable
          • Easy To Clean

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Bedroom
            • Gifts
            • Small Rooms

            Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

            Perfect Bday gift for my sister, she loves it!

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

            Wonderful Birthday Gift

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            from Denver, CO

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            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Unique

            Cons

            • Smaller than I thought

            Best Uses

            • Bedroom
            • Gifts

            Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

            It was my mom's 65th birthday and this was a great way to celebrate this milestone birthday!

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

            Gave as a gift and they loved It! Great concept.

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            from Pennsylvania

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            Pros

            • Attractive Design

            Cons

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              • Gifts

              Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

              Gift

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

              Great gift for someone who is somewhat spiritual!

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              from Parsippany, NJ

              About Me Midrange Shopper

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              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Durable
              • Easy To Clean

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gifts

                Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

                I'm sure the recipient will like this and it's something you wouldn't buy for yourself - perfect little gift!

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

                Beautiful!

                By 

                from Baltimore, MD

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                Pros

                • Attractive Design

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gifts

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

                  I got this for my wife on Valentine's Day and she LOVED it. Such a unique gift!

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

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Birthday gift

                  By 

                  from Cayuga, NY

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                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

                      I was looking for something different & I found it on your site. TY

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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