Wishing Ball

This hand-blown glass ball is a unique way to treasure your weekly wishes or thoughts of gratitude.

$32.00

Jill Henrietta Davis created by

Jill Henrietta Davis

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Treasured Wishes

Where do wishes go once you make them? Their force for good travels out into the universe in ways we don't understand, but what if you could keep a piece behind as a special reminder of that magic?

Glass artist Jill Henrietta Davis has conjured up a way to do just that. Each shimmering ball of hand-blown, blue 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 her explanation can be summed up with birthday candles. “When you blow out your candles, you don’t tell the wish you made, otherwise it won’t come true,” says Jill. “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.” 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

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 Made in the USA
Made from
paper, handblown glass
Measurements
4" H x 3.5" diam.
Notes
Please note: once a wish is added into the Wishing Ball, it becomes part of the display and cannot be removed.
Item ID
25880

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Most of our items are in stock and will ship quickly. Orders for in-stock items placed before 5pm ET (Economy and Standard shipping) or 2pm ET (Preferred, Expedited, and Express shipping) Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays, will ship:
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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UncommonGoodsWishing Ball
 
4.5

(based on 173 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (121)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (61)
  • Long lasting (50)
  • Lasting fun (49)
  • Stores easily (31)
  • Good variety (20)

Cons

  • Doesn't last (3)
  • Small (3)
  • Very small (3)

Best Uses

  • Art (52)
  • Long term use (39)
  • Gift (4)
  • School (4)
  • Scrapbooking/cardmaking (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (66), Parent (47), Budget shopper (20), Educator (9)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (147), Business (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (211), No (30)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (94), Child (29), Self (13), Wife (11), Mother (7)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (67), Other (52), Birthday (31), Weddings (14)

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5.0

Great deal for a gorgeous gift

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from Arcanum, ohio

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • I shopped from home

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Keeping gratitude and wishes for the couple

    Comments about UncommonGoods Wishing Ball:

    This is a beautiful gift I had never seen before. However, a week after, I saw more of them in a gift shop prices $5 more than I paid to have it shipped directly to me!

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

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    5.0

    My 11 year old daughter loves it!

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    from New York City

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about UncommonGoods Wishing Ball:

    This gives me and my daughter the opportunity to share her wishes and things she's grateful for on a daily basis. It warms my heart and is a wonderful keepsake too.

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

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    5.0

    I wish I had one!

    By 

    from Upstate New York

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about UncommonGoods Wishing Ball:

    This was a 60th birthday gift for a longtime friend. It seemed perfect to provoke thoughts of gratitude for the past and hopeful wishes for the future.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Speedy delivery and it arrived safe and sound.

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

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I love it!

    By 

    from Clinton, MS

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about UncommonGoods Wishing Ball:

    When I do my morning meditation, I fill out one of the slips with either a wish or a thank you, and slip it in the ball. I gave the other ball to my sister, who has the same morning routine. We both love the balls!

    Service and delivery comments:

    The package arrived on time, and the balls were securely packed and in sturdy boxes.

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

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    4.0

    Love this! Great gift for a Master's Level Grad.

    By 

    from Greensboro, NC

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about UncommonGoods Wishing Ball:

    Gift for a graduate student...wanted something unique.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other

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    5.0

    Excellent.

    By 

    from New York, ny

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about UncommonGoods Wishing Ball:

    I bought this item for my friend as a birthday gift and she love it…
    It's a beautiful piece of art and something that she never gotta forget.
    I recommend this product 100% and I'll definitely buy it again.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday

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    5.0

    Wishing Ball -- a big hit, I'd send it again!

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    from Michigan

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about UncommonGoods Wishing Ball:

    I sent this as a birthday gift to a very special friend. She's creative, thoughtful, and a wonderful person, so I wanted something special for her. She LOVED it, and that's the best thing I could ask for!

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

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    5.0

    Best Grad Gift :)

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    from Lowville NY

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    Comments about UncommonGoods Wishing Ball:

    We were looking for the perfect gift for a young friend's graduation from College. What could be better than something beautiful with a message about paying attention to your dreams?

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other

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    5.0

    A delightful gift

    By 

    from Oliver Springs, TN

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    Comments about UncommonGoods Wishing Ball:

    It's a delightful decoration that attracts compliments and interest from those who see it, many of whom indicate an interest in getting one for themselves.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great graduation gift

    By 

    from Los Angeles

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Beautiful glass globe with notepad.

    Cons

    • Wish you could remove wishes without breaking.

    Best Uses

    • High school or college graduation gift.
    • Wedding gift.

    Comments about UncommonGoods Wishing Ball:

    Beautiful glass ball. Nice weekly for year after graduatin or marriage. Would be nice to look at your wishes years later but a shame you must break to open.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No, Yes
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other

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