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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Made in Rhode Island

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Jill Henrietta Davis

created by

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."

Only at UncommonGoods Handmade 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:
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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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Unique Gift Idea

5

After running out of typical Birthday ideas the Wishing Ball was a great idea. My friend decided to use it as a daily journal of wishful aspirations.

Washington DC area

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This is my new everybody has to have it gift!

5

This item is the gift that keeps giving all year long! I love the idea of making wishes for a full year.

New Jersey

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My niece loved it.

5

Beautiful and meaningful.

New Jersey

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Great Birthday Gifts!

5

Gave a birthstone wishing ball to one relative, then all of the wanted one. It's neat that the artist is in Rhode Island, our family home state, even though we are spread out across the country now.

Tennessee

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Perfect gift!

5

This product is a great way to practice mindfulness and self care.

New York, NY

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Beautiful Glass Ball

5

Thanks for offering this very unique and personal gift for a birthday gift. It's clean and neat and can stay displayed.

Wall, New Jersey

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FABULOUS gift

5

Beautiful and practical! A fabulous gift to remind us of our goals and appreciation. The blown glass ball is gorgeous and the note tags are lovely with room to write a goal and something you are appreciative for on each piece. I bought it for my daughter who is starting a Masters program in Paris and will be a long way from home. To start off we both wrote a goal and something we are appreciative for and took a photo so we could look back on them if we wanted. We colored the edges so we would know those were our first wishes. I think this gift will help keep her focused and appreciative. I will definitely buy more for my friends. Thank you!

California

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Beautiful...!

5

A birthday gift for my saightwr

Bedford MA

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A Beautiful Gift

5

This is a beautiful piece and will be very well received. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a unique and thoughtful gift.

Florida

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This is so beautiful...im now getting myself one.

5

Its great as a birthday gift, my best friend is going to put it on her desk at work. Not only is it beautiful, but she LOVES that she can write wishes and leave them inside.

Dayton Tx

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Birthstone Wishing Balls

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