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Mary G. ·
Reviewed May 9, 2013
quality merchandise.

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Kathy R. ·
Reviewed May 9, 2013
BEAUTIFUL STUDIO, WARM WELCOME AND APPRECIATED THE HISTORY OF THE BUSINESS AS TOLD TO ME BY THE OWNER. LOVED IT!

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Kim H. ·
Reviewed May 5, 2013
Before group on I didn't know about this business. Howevr, now that I've been there I am certain I will be returning there many times in the future. Wonderful product....really enjoyed my shopping experience.

What You'll Get


Oscar Wilde famously quipped, "All art is quite useless," after numerous failed attempts to brush his teeth with the Venus de Milo. Today's Groupon similarly removes the utility of ancient fishing technology to leave only the exquisite beauty behind. For $20, you get $40 worth of handcrafted glass floats from bellaballs. This Groupon is good for in-store or online purchases. Today's Groupon does not apply toward shipping.

Originally used by Japanese fishermen to keep their nets from sinking, glass floats would frequently escape their netting and be found by treasure seekers on the beach. Two such treasure seekers were Bellaballs' co-founders, glass artist Diane Hansen and designer Lesli Jacobs-McHugh, who quickly became fascinated by the strikingly gorgeous glass orbs and began making their own as decorative items. Today, each bellaball is a hand-blown glass orb individually made by local artisans. Available in 77 rich colors, Classic bellas ($40) all come stamped with a fig leaf gilded in sterling silver. Signature bellas ($40), meanwhile, can be customized with nine stamp designs—including a baby pram, a lucky horseshoe, and a pineapple—to commemorate occasions such as a birth, a new job, or successfully swallowing an entire pineapple.

Each bella appears to be delicate, but is actually quite strong—a message Lesli and Diane consider a symbolic reminder of both the fortitude of the human spirit and the clumsiness of the human fingers. Practice juggling and woo the tight-panted goblin king of your dreams with a few beautiful balls from bellaballs.

This Groupon is available for in-store purchases starting any time, and may be used for online purchases beginning July 17.

Reviews

Tacoma Weekly, Showcase magazine, City Arts magazine, and others featured the co-owners of bellaballs:

  • Diane and Lesli combined their passion for life, beauty, and art to create a new business where their mission truly is all about giving ‘beautiful.’ – Tammy Robacker, Showcase

The Fine Print


Promotional value expires Jul 16, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. May redeem in-store or online. No cash back. Must redeem in 1 visit. Shipping not included when purchasing online. Online redemption will be available starting 7/17. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About bellaballs


By purchasing this deal you'll unlock points which can be spent on discounts and rewards. Every 5,000 points can be redeemed for $5 Off your next purchase.