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.

Join us for a trip to Jill's studio on our blog.

Due to the handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.

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Jill Henrietta Davis

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Jill Henrietta Davis

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Rhode Island

created by

Jill Henrietta Davis

location

Rhode Island

“When you relinquish the tools you take for granted ... you have to stretch and find new tools to suit the new situation. Sometimes it’s scary, sometimes it’s awkward, often it’s funny, nearly always it’s a great investment.”

During her freshman year studying fashion at Parsons School of Design, Jill Davis realized her clothes were more like wearable sculptures than fashion. She wanted to stay at Parsons, but she began exploring other 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.
Paper slips: 1" L x 3" W
Ingredients
Notes
Click to see the included card's front. and back.

Item ID
26446

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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 in the US:
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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also by Jill Henrietta Davis

Perfect.

5

Will entertain my daughter and her guests.

Charlottesville, VA

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Beautiful

4

This was a gift for a coworker/friend who was moving onto a new position. We wanted to thank her and congratulate her.

Michigan

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Unique and Personalized Gift

5

Writing down "wishes" or goals is therapeutic and effective and this gives you a place for them. Some people may want to be able to view their writings again. If so, this is not for them. The concept is to put them in and see them accumulate. But not to be able to pull them out to review later.

Boynton Beach, FL

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I love the idea behind the wishing ball!

5

I gave this as a gift because I enjoy my own so much. I use it to write things I am thankful for. It changes your whole perspective.

Cleveland OH

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Pure class...

5

A gift that is beautiful and should be displayed with sunlight behind it. Gorgeous...

Melbourne, Australia

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My mom loves this unique gift!

5

This product is of good quality and is beautiful. The enclosed pamphlets gives the receiver ideas of how to use the globe, and the wishing papers. A lovely way to as some beauty, hope, and reflection into ones life. #sweepstakes

Burlington, VT

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Definitely a fabulous gift...would buy again!

5

Love giving this as a gift, it's very personal and place to put thoughts for things you are grateful for, wishing for, wishing for and praying for. In my case, these served for perfectly for my girftriends. And they're beautiful on top of being personal!! I'll continue to purchase!!

Denver CO

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Birthday wishing ball

5

The glass globe is beautiful and just the right size

Discovery Bay, CA

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Precious

5

Love the idea of putting wishes or thanks into the ball!

Malta NY

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This is the second ball purchase for me

5

This ball is absolutely beautiful in red for July. I previously bought a green one for April birthday. Such a unique gift.

Hampton, VA

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Birthstone Wishing Balls

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