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

Exclusively for UncommonGoods

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.
Notes


Click here to see the included card front.

Click here to see the included card back.



Paper slips are 1" L x 3" W.
Item ID
26446

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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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UncommonGoodsBirthstone Wishing Balls
 
4.7

(based on 382 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (313)

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    (47)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (9)

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    (3)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (168)
  • Easy to clean (40)
  • Durable (34)
  • Unique (30)
  • Easy to install (16)

Cons

  • Small (4)

Best Uses

  • Gifts (140)
  • Bedroom (51)
  • Small rooms (39)
  • Large rooms (30)
  • Gift (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (111), Budget shopper (45), High-end shopper (12)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (165), Business (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (454), No (17)

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

 

Beautitul

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

"Exactly as described"

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from Manchester, NH

Verified Buyer

Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

My wife has always been a fan of blown glass and the birthday wishing ball adds a cerebral element (making wishes) to an already beautiful gift. She was very happy and consequently so am I.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
 
4.0

Perfect gift

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from SC

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Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

She loved it. I plan to get more for the other women in my family.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
 
5.0

Wishing globes

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from Nrbrasks

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Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

A fun and whimsical gift!

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  • Yes
 
4.0

unique and fun gift

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from south dakota

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Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

I bought one for each of my sisters and they really loved it!

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  • Yes
 
5.0

Perfect gift for all ages

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from Ebensburg, PA

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Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

I first purchased this product for my daughter as a birthday gift. When her 2 daughters, aged 11 and 13, saw it, they fell in love with it. They will both be receiving one for their birthdays. My niece who is about the same age will also be receiving one. One of the comments in the catalog said that the wishing ball was too small. I don't agree. I think it is the perfect size for a bedside table. I purchased 4 different months and the colors in all of them are beautiful.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
 
4.0

A good thing

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from Holland Mi

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Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

Elegant looking glass ball..color green. Variegated. Nice
Included description,uses of and for the ball ...nicely done
Packagieing tight and secure
I personally liked the ball and it's intended purpose and I do believe that the receipt will also share my sentiment.
A very good thing.
Thank you

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
 
3.0

Just so so

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from Aurora Co.

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Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

It was pretty but much smaller than I expected. also no way to ever retrieve the special thoughts and wishes. Would be nice to review them at the end of the year

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  • Yes
 
5.0

well played sirs

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from Iowa

Verified Buyer

Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

You giys make me look good. Everything is especially welcomed and loved by recipient.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
 
5.0

Beautiful

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from NY, ny

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Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

My friend said it was absolutely the perfect gift, and it was gorgeous

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  • Yes
 
5.0

Birthstone wishing ball

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from Missouri

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Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

I bought this for my grandmas birthday. I selected 4 day delivery and it got there with 2 days. My grandma loved it. She called and told me how beautiful and special it was to her. She put in a wish right away. I would recommend this as a gift when you don't have a lot of ideas to go on. You can't go wrong with it :)! Very satisfied with my purchase!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

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