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.

Paper slips are 1" L x 3" W.
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 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 182 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (128)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

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 (224), No (32)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (68), Other (52), Birthday (32), Weddings (14)

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4.0

Beautiful, but I wish it could be opened.

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from Stafford, VA

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Beautiful glass
  • Small, simple, beautiful design
  • Very heartfelt

Cons

  • Cannot open after putting paper in

Best Uses

  • Decoration

Comments about UncommonGoods Wishing Ball:

I bought this product for my husband on Valentine's Day. He loved it but pointed out a flaw: how can you read all the cute notes after a year so you can read them? You would have to break it... and that would be sad as the glass I quite beautiful.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
 
5.0

My best friend loved the product!

By 

from Yonkers, NY

Verified Buyer

Comments about UncommonGoods Wishing Ball:

Given as a birthday gift

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

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wishing Ball - Great idea for a gift

By 

from Boise, Idaho

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Size and color

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about UncommonGoods Wishing Ball:

      A sentimental gift that was personable and meaningful.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes, Yes

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Perfect

      By 

      from raleigh, nc

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about UncommonGoods Wishing Ball:

      I love it. It's a perfect and thoughtful gift.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great!

      By 

      from Bridge, ma

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about UncommonGoods Wishing Ball:

      Fun

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No, No

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Low quality

      By 

      from Michigan

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about UncommonGoods Wishing Ball:

      I purchased the wishing ball for my 16 year old daughter for xmas. Upon opening the WB I was extremely disappointed. The ball is small perhaps just slightly larger than a baseball and the glass was cheap and thin the color blue stretched throughout the glass made it look even cheaper. The cost being more than 30 dollars added to my frustration as I felt the item was worth at the maximum 20.00 and that is being kind.

      I was really excited to get this gift as the concept was very unique, just very unfortunate that it was so low in quality.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Delivery was prompt and customer service responded very quickly to assist with return.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes, Yes
       
      5.0

      My favorite christmas gift

      By 

      from Memphis. Tn

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Unique and so personal

      Cons

      • I wanted it for myself! It was hard to guve awa

      Best Uses

        Comments about UncommonGoods Wishing Ball:

        Absolutely beautiful. Such a unique idea.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes, Yes
         
        5.0

        I would buy this product again

        By 

        from Cincinnati, OH

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about UncommonGoods Wishing Ball:

        Perfect gift for my mom

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes, Yes
         
        5.0

        Perfect Thoughtful Gift

        By 

        from Boulder, CO

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about UncommonGoods Wishing Ball:

        This was a great Christmas gift - thoughtful, pretty, and perfect for a family! They started using it right away and fell in love!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes, Yes
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah
         
        5.0

        Great deal for a gorgeous gift

        By 

        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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