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

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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.
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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4.7

(based on 477 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (393)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (56)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (256)
  • Easy to clean (57)
  • Durable (53)
  • Unique (33)
  • Easy to install (26)

Cons

  • Small (4)
  • Not durable (3)

Best Uses

  • Gifts (216)
  • Bedroom (75)
  • Small rooms (60)
  • Large rooms (45)
  • Gift (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (181), Budget shopper (57), High-end shopper (17)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (253), Business (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (545), No (20)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Beautiful Gift!

Purchased for a 70th birthday celebration--I just know she's going to love it!

Purchased for a 70th birthday celebration--I just know she's going to love it!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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The ball is beautiful and I'm sure she will love it once she see's it on her bday. My only issue is why create a stand for it for display. It is a fragile...Read complete review

The ball is beautiful and I'm sure she will love it once she see's it on her bday. My only issue is why create a stand for it for display. It is a fragile product. I am going to run around over the weekend to see if I can find something to put the ball on for display.

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5.0

Unique Gift Idea

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from Hampton, VA

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Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Clean

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bedroom
    • Gifts
    • Large Rooms
    • Small Rooms

    Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

    I love the idea. I pretty much understood it would not be a large ball like Gazer balls in the yard.
    It is hand blown so the size is what you would normally see. I bought May (green) and it is beautiful. I wish the bottom could somehow open like a piggy bank has a black rubber piece in the base to allow you to remove the messages years later. That would be my one recommendation. Other than that, great idea and I will buy more in the future as I need a gift.

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

    Beautiful and unique

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    from Ruston, LA

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    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Used daily

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Bedroom
      • Gifts

      Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

      I encouraged my granddaughter to add a positive note every week of her 13th year as a way to remind herself to look for the good things in her life. She loves the product and the idea of recording her blessings.

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

      I keep buying these...

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      from Oregon

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      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Uplifting Activity

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gifts

        Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

        Such a unique and thoughtful gift! Bought one for each of my parents and they have found it to be a fun and creative experience with an uplifting spirit.

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

        Buying this for everyone's birthdays

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        from Voluntown CT

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        Pros

        • Attractive Design

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gifts

          Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

          As I stated above, we have new family members who we don't know very well yet, so this is a perfect, thoughtful gift for each of them as they have their birthdays this year. Works for adults and children

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

          Best Birthday Wishes!

          By 

          from Texas

          About Me Midrange Shopper

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          Pros

          • Attractive Design

          Cons

          • Bulky

          Best Uses

          • Gifts

          Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

          Everyone has dreams - What a perfect way to make a wish!

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

          Beautiful and Unique

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          from Helena, MT

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          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Easy To Install

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gifts

            Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

            These are as pretty as they look on the page and so unique. Lots of oooo's and ahhhh's when my niece opened her package! Everyone wanted to know where I found it. :-)

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

            Perfect

            By 

            from CA

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            Pros

            • Attractive Design

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

                It is serving the purpose of why it was purchased.

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

                Birthstone Wishing Ball

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                from Stamford, CT

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                Pros

                • Attractive Design

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gifts

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

                  This hand blown beautiful glass ball can be displayed any where.

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

                  Beautiful glass gift

                  By 

                  from Manchester, NH

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                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gifts
                    • Office/Desk

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

                    Beautiful gift, my boyfriend's birthday month is July so the red really worked well for Valentine's day. I enjoyed writing wishes for our relationship for it to start it off. I told him to add some if he wanted to. Looks great on his desk!

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

                    A Gift Appreciated

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                    from San Antonio, TX

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                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Encourages Curiosity

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Gifts
                      • Home Office

                      Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

                      I purchased this for my sister, a rather pragmatic and focus-on-the-concrete woman. My hope is that this gift will facilitate a bit more whimsy and creativity to her thinking and doing...

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

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