Wishing Ball

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

$32.00

Jill Henrietta Davis created by

Jill Henrietta Davis

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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.

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

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 Made in the USA
Made from
paper, handblown glass
Measurements
4" H x 3.5" diam.
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:
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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UncommonGoodsWishing Ball
 
4.5

(based on 186 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (131)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (61)
  • Long lasting (50)
  • Lasting fun (49)
  • Stores easily (31)
  • Good variety (20)

Cons

  • Doesn't last (3)
  • Small (3)
  • Very small (3)

Best Uses

  • Art (52)
  • Long term use (39)
  • Gift (4)
  • School (4)
  • Scrapbooking/cardmaking (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (66), Parent (47), Budget shopper (20), Educator (9)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (147), Business (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (228), No (32)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (67), Other (52), Birthday (32), Weddings (14)

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5.0

Breathtaking!

By 

from Washington, IL

About Me Quality Oriented

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • A True Keepsake
  • Simply Stunning

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Inspirational

    Comments about UncommonGoods Wishing Ball:

    This is a wonderful gift for the parents of a newborn or someone in transition. I love that the notes are titled both wishes and gratitudes. It is sure to be treasured as both a sign of love and a source of strength.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other
     
    4.0

    Simple

    By 

    from Greensburg, pa

    About Me Quality Oriented

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Beautiful
    • Unique

    Cons

    • A Bit Smaller Than Antici

    Best Uses

      Comments about UncommonGoods Wishing Ball:

      Great gift for kids wishes then store for later. good for adult personal mindfulness of self.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Other
       
      5.0

      So meaningful!

      By 

      from Georgia

      About Me Value Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Gentle Gratitude Reminder
      • Lasting Fun

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Next To Bed

        Comments about UncommonGoods Wishing Ball:

        My daughter bought this for me last Christmas. I love it and knew my sister would love one this year. She is so happy about having a "wishing ball" to fill it with gratitude statements.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah
         
        1.0

        Very disappointed.

        By 

        from Keizer, OR

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Delivered On Time
        • None

        Cons

        • Can't Open
        • No Opening
        • Not As Appeared In Ad
        • Recipient Disappointed
        • Smaller Than It Appeared
        • Very small

        Best Uses

        • Can't Use
        • Entertainment
        • Relaxation

        Comments about UncommonGoods Wishing Ball:

        The gift recipient says she cannot open the product to insert 'wishes'

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah
         
        5.0

        wishing ball

        By 

        from California

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lasting Fun
        • Stores Easily

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Art

          Comments about UncommonGoods Wishing Ball:

          Great gift for my spiritual friends & family. I'll be buying the birth stone colors in 2016

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Christmas or Hanukkah
           
          4.0

          needs plug

          By 

          from mesa, az

          About Me Parent

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Long Lasting
          • Love This Idea A Keepsak

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Long Term Use

            Comments about UncommonGoods Wishing Ball:

            I would have loved to have kept this wishing ball but without a plug it didn't make sense, one would want to look at their messages at a later date, this was beautifully crafted., a very pretty, unique item

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Other
             
            5.0

            Wishes Do Come True

            By 

            from Arizona

            About Me Quality Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lasting Fun

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Beautiful Decor Piece
              • Long Term Use

              Comments about UncommonGoods Wishing Ball:

              The perfect gift for a special person in my family. It also fits perfectly with her decor. She loves unique items and this fit the bill.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Christmas or Hanukkah
               
              5.0

              Wishing Ball Sent as Christmas Gift

              By 

              from Ocean View, DE

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about UncommonGoods Wishing Ball:

              I didn't actually see the item as I had it shipped directly to my nephew as a Christmas gift. When we spoke he seemed happy with the item and already included a couple of wishes ;)

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Christmas or Hanukkah
               
              5.0

              Wish came true with the Wishing Ball

              By 

              from Tampa Bay area, FL

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lasting Fun

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Wishing Ball:

                  My friend appreciated a gift that will "keep giving" as they add "wishes" and things that they are grateful for into the ball.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Christmas or Hanukkah
                   
                  5.0

                  Awesome Housewarming Gift

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                  from Miami, FL

                  About Me Quality Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Wishing Ball:

                  I bought this for my friend who just moved into a new apartment and as a Christmas gift. It is perfect for new beginnings and can become sentimental as you put in wishes. It's a great to have a way to fill a new space with wishes and positive vibes.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Christmas or Hanukkah

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