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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Jill Henrietta Davis

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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 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.”

Join us for a trip to Jill’s studio on our blog.

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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within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
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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 488 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (403)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (57)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (265)
  • Easy to clean (61)
  • Durable (55)
  • Unique (34)
  • Easy to install (26)

Cons

  • Small (4)
  • Not durable (3)

Best Uses

  • Gifts (225)
  • Bedroom (78)
  • Small rooms (63)
  • Large rooms (47)
  • Gift (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (188), Budget shopper (59), High-end shopper (18)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (262), Business (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (556), 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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4.0

Very pretty

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from Chico, CA

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Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small Rooms

    Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

    This is a beautiful gift although I was disappointed that once you put the slip of paper in you can't get them out to read them again. I was hoping to fill the ball and have my mom read them. It was smaller than expected but beautifully crafted and unique. I would buy this for other people.

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

    Fun, unique gift

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    from Long Island, ny

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    Pros

    • Attractive Design

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Bedroom
      • Gifts
      • Large Rooms
      • Small Rooms

      Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

      Charming fun gift. Wanted something other than standard flowers/wine for special friend.

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

      Loved it!!!!

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      from Louisiana

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          • Gifts

          Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

          Such quality, loved this product & the idea behind it! I shop throughout the year for Christmas gifts and I know my daughter is going to love this. Thank you!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          5.0

          It was the perfect gift

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          from Ft Myers, Florida

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          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Beautiful color and reflections
          • Easy To Clean

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gifts

            Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

            This was a gift for my sister and she loved it. I'm going to send one to my adult granddaughter for her birthday.

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

            I would definitely buy this again, as a gift or for myself!

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            from Naples, FL

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Beautifully made
            • Durable
            • Easy To Clean
            • Size is perfect for desk top

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Bedroom
              • Gifts
              • Large Rooms
              • Office Space
              • Outside
              • Small Rooms

              Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

              Our friend loved this gift for her birthday. She's a spiritual person and believes in the law of attraction and gratitude. It was perfect for her!

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

              but this item!

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              from manhattan beach california

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                  Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

                  someone gave this to my sister and i immediately fell in love with the beauty of the idea! it's the perfect gift for anyone and an amazing price! thoughtful, inspiring, lovely! everyone is a winner!

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

                  Beautiful Birthday Present

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                  from Oneonta,NY

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                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Easy To Clean

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gifts

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

                    Wonderful product!!

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

                    Great guft

                    By 

                    from Florida

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                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Colorful
                    • Great gift

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Bedroom
                      • Gifts
                      • Office

                      Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

                      Great gift idea. Colors were fantastic

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

                      I would buy this product again

                      By 

                      from Ohio

                      About Me Budget Shopper

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Clean
                      • Was unique

                      Cons

                      • No complaints

                      Best Uses

                      • Attractive art to any room
                      • Gifts

                      Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

                      My friend collects unique art and this was a perfect choice, she loved the color, fact it was specifically for her birth month and the wish/hope idea.

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

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Birthstone Wishing Balls a Wonderful Gift

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                      from Philadelphia, PA

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                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Unique

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Gifts

                        Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

                        A beautiful vessel for depositing your wishes. I know my future niece-in-law will enjoy the Wishing Ball all year long.

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

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