Stock Update - we have very low stocks/out of stocks on some colours but expect to have a new delivery of Friendship Balls by the end of November.
These beautiful mouth blown art glass Friendship Balls are from Amelia Art Glass - the same company that make the gorgeous art glass Reed Diffuser Bottles. Traditionally Friendship Balls were made by glass blowers at the end of their shift, using less over glass from the days production. The balls of glass would then be given as small gifts to their family and friends.
These beautiful mouth blown glass baubles are hand made using traditional glass blowing techniques. They can be given at any time of year, but we think they'd make beautiful small gifts at Christmas. Each ball measures 80mm so is a nice size to hang in a window, or to add to the Christmas tree. Each one is unique, so patterns and swirls in the glass will vary for each colour. There is a glass hanging loop is at the top of each ball, and this has been threaded with satin ribbon.
Please click on the images to see the various colours that are available, but please remember these are handmade - every one is unique with variations in the patterns and colours in the glass.
Each ball is presented in an Amelia Art Glass printed cardboard box (open on the side to show off the glass).
Blue, Green, Pink - our current stock of these balls are transparent glass with dots and swirls of blue, pink and yellow glass.
Pink, Green, White - these have deep rich colours with white, emerald green and a deep cherry burgundy glass.
Purple, Teal Lime - swirled patterns of coloured glass on a transparent ball - very pretty.
White Teal Lime - has a pretty marbled white pattern with the transparent lime teal and purple glass.
White Sage Blue - the image doesn't do these justice, there's more pastel blue and sage greens, very pretty satin finish.
Violet - shades of violet/purple on a transparent ball, some swirls have an opaque satin finish.
Turquoise White - pretty swirls of turquoise and white glass.
Pink Blue - pretty swirls of pink and aqua blue glass.
Yellow, Red, Pink, Blue - pretty multi-coloured design with yellow, blue/green, pink, red and white patterns.
White Blue Green - unusual marbled pattern of white with transparent greens and blues.
Red Pink White - brighter patterns of red and pink swirled with white.
White Gold Nude - unusual apricot/browns with grey charcoal and white glass in a marbled pattern.
Multi-coloured - transparent ball with green, yellow, pink red patterns.
Gift Wrapped with a personalised message - add £1
We think these would make a lovely small Christmas gift so we're offering the option of a personalised message and gift wrap. We will attach a handmade gift tag to your chosen Friendship Ball, and you will be able to add a personalised message for the gift recipient. We will transfer your choice of Friendship Ball into one of our ivory gift boxes and will wrap it in tissue paper before finishing the box with a ribbon and decoration. How special would it be to receive such a beautiful gift that can be hung on the Christmas tree or in a bright window, with a thoughtful message that shows someone you're thinking of them in this strangest of years.
We can also wrap these in standard ribbon colours with a flower decoration, if you'd like to send a Friendship Ball at any time of year - just tick 'other' in the message form and we'll use a non-festive ribbon and box decoration.
Gift Wrapped box: 10cm x 10cm ivory cube box with a flap closure. Decorated with a satin ribbon.
Christmas items will be wrapped with a red ribbon, and a festive decoration. For other times of the year, we can wrap in a variety of colours - please mention at the checkout if you have a ribbon colour preference.