A harmony ball is a charming figurine necklace that resembles something in the world. Each necklace is highly detailed and finely colored. They contain a bell which vibrates gently when you move. This is said to create a feeling of calm or “harmony” in whoever wears it. There are many types of harmony balls for sale online (see Resources).
Traditional Harmony Ball
The traditional harmony ball originates from Bali. It is a symbol of calm and relaxation, and has been used by pregnant women there for centuries. The traditional harmony ball is a small silver heart-shaped ball that hangs from a black leather cord. It is about a quarter inch in circumference and height. The ball is finely detailed and beautiful. The small bell inside rings against the silver and creates a slight yet beautiful sound. Like wind chimes, the sound is subtle but noticeable and is sure to make even the most nervous person relax.
The chiming spheres are an ancient Celt meditation device. Like the traditional harmony ball from Bali, they are made of silver with a tiny bell inside. This bell helped relax the Celts and put them in a mind to be one with nature. The chiming sphere is much larger than the Bali harmony ball. A chiming sphere is roughly one inch in circumference. The chiming ball hangs from an adjustable string. It comes in different styles and colors. There are the plain spheres, angel spheres, dolphin spheres, Earth spheres and more. A chiming sphere is good for someone who wants a harmony ball but finds the traditional ones too big or the crafted ones too gaudy.
Pot Bellys are some of the most popular harmony balls. The pot belly is a short and wide re-creation of a person or an animal. Instead of the traditional bell, they have a small compartment available for storage. A small bell could fit inside the compartment, however. The pot belly comes in two varieties: historical pot bellys or animal pot bellys. The historical pot bellys are re-creations of important historical figures. These historical figures range from political figures like Abraham Lincoln, inventors like Alexander Graham Bell and writers like Agatha Christie. The animal pot bellys feature a wide range of cute animals including cats, dogs, monkeys, lizards, dolphins, bears and more. Each animal has its own name.
Harmony kingdom is a wonderful set of sculptures that are handcrafted to the finest detail. Like the pot bellys, they have a storage container that can store small things, including, if you want, a bell. The harmony kingdom sculptures are more diverse than the pot bellys. The pot bellys have only two categories whereas harmony kingdom has dozens of styles. There are angels, cats lounging on beds and staring in mirrors, impish fellows, insects fishing, picture frames and more. Each creature is humanized. They make an excellent addition to any house.
Jardinia is a collection of small vases. Each vase is carefully crafted and beautifully designed. They vary in size. The smallest one is small enough to wear around your neck, while the largest could fit on a small end table. Each one is hand-tinted, giving each a distinctive look. They are decorated in many styles. Some are adorned with flowers, such as roses. Some have animals such as pandas. Cats remain one of the most popular of all decorations on a typical Jardinia vase. These vases, though not a traditional harmony ball, can still create a sense of calm and relaxation simply by their beauty.
Eric Benac began writing professionally in 2001. After working as an editor at Alpena Community College in Michigan and receiving his Associate of Journalism, he received a Bachelor of Science in English and a Master of Arts in writing from Northern Michigan University in Marquette.