The Story

driving forces Juliet and Gus

When mini-lights and plastic cups get made into a sparkleball, magic happens.  The inventor is unknown, but this simple American folk craft has spread around the world.  Nobody owns the rights.  Anyone can make one.  I bought my first sparkleball on a dark road outside Tyler, Texas from a man selling them outside his mobile home.

me in the sparkleball factory :)

Like me, my children Juliet and Gus believe sparkleballs inexplicably brighten lives.  They also believed that their mom could take all her sparkleball DIY experience and create a simple kit so anyone can make their own amazing ball of light.   And so, I did.     

Alex Finlayson
(a sparkleball lady for 25 years)

“A sparkleball won’t change your life but it will make it sparklier.”  

 illustrations by Eve Zajączkowska

 

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6 thoughts on “The Story

  1. My daughter loves her sparkle ball in the corner of her room like a unique chandelier above her bed! Thanks for brightening her life. ❤️

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