Wishing Ball

This hand-blown glass ball is a unique way to treasure your weekly wishes or thoughts of gratitude.

$32.00

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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.

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

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."

Handmade Made in the USA
Made from
paper, handblown glass
Measurements
4" H x 3.5" diam.
Ingredients
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 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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beautiful piece, just needs a way to be opened

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My only wish is that there is a way to get all of the wishes back out when being given as a gift. It was a great/beautiful way to give a keepsake of wishes and thanks to someone special. The problem: she has no way to be able to get them back out to read them :(

New Jersey

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Whimsical, fun, and perplexing

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I chose this for a wedding shower gift since the couple had plenty of household goods. The ball is smaller than envisioned but true to description.

Stevensville, MD

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A gift that keeps giving all year

5

I bought this for my sister's birthday and it was the most envied gift at her party. Everyone loved the idea of making a weekly wish and putting it in the ball for a whole year.

Logan, UT

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Beautiful, thoughtful gift

5

Gave to my sister for her birthday. She loved it.

Wyoming

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What a cool gift!

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A very unique gift! I bought two for Christmas gifts and they are so pretty for starters. A perfect gift for anyone with a little imagination. Write down your wishes, dreams, good thoughts etc... Roll them up and tuck them into the Wishing Ball for safe keeping forever! What a clever concept! I plan on purchasing 3 more for nieces and godchild (ages 11-25). I just think they're cool!

louisiana

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The Perfect Blend of Gift and Magic

5

I slid a birthday check to my daughter through the opening in the Wishing Ball. So she not only received some valued funds, she also has a magical way to remind herself each and everyday of the blessings in her life.

Buffalo, NY

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TThe wishing ball base is the same as the ball

3

The catalog shows base as being silver and so disappointed to see it is not. The paper for writing is small for those who penmanship is large. But do love the idea of putting down what you're most grateful for during that week.

Michigan

Gift for the dreamer or someone needing positive thoughts

5

Bought this for my mom who just retired and needs to make wishes for her future to do list, including travel and fun things. Or have a weekly positive thought to keep going.

Boston, MA

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I buy this every year for each teacher my daughter has

5

Great product, my daughter is in the 2nd grade and we have bought each year (3 years) so far for her teacher. They loved it.

Bridgeton, NJ

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I would buy this again. It is a very unique gift.

5

This gift is for my young friend with breast cancer. She had a double mastectomy...and later found out she also had a brain tumor...which also needed to be removed. When real life sets in...many wishes are made. I wish her a bright healthy new 2018 !

Dickson City, PA

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