In Honor of Sweden

This lovely blue and yellow blown glass pregnancy belly bowl was crafted in commemoration of the colors of Sweden’s flag, as per the family’s wishes:

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Burnished Gold Pregnant Belly Bowl

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Multi-Color Blown Glass Belly Bowl

Our client wanted the colors of this bowl to resemble a piece of art glass she already owned (from a nationally-known glass artist). We were only too happy to oblige!

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Clear Red Blown Glass Belly Bowl

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All blown-glass belly bowls created in conjunction with glass artist Melissa Misoda.

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Announcing our new Blown Glass Vase… from a pregnancy belly casting!

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Light Blue and Red “Starburst” Pregnant Belly Bowl

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Ruby Red Blown Glass Pregnancy Belly Bowl

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All blown-glass belly bowls created in conjunction with glass artist Melissa Misoda.

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Celebratory Bowl for NBC’s “Today” Show

We created this beautiful blown glass bowl in symbolic honor of the “Today” Show’s new broadcast room’s decor… proof again that BelliVita can match your every design (or decor) idea!

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Announcing our New Blown Glass Pregnancy Belly Bowls!

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All blown-glass belly bowls created in conjunction with glass artist Melissa Misoda.

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Pregnancy Belly Bowl Evokes Underwater Scene

This hand-painted porcelain belly bowl makes us think of an underwater scene, with blue coral surrounded by gently moving seaweed… what does it make you imagine?

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Photos ©2013 by Gail Ann Photography.

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Green and Tan Pregnancy Belly Bowl

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Turquoise and White Pregnancy Belly Bowl

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Beautiful Sophia and her Belly Bowl

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Beautiful Sophia continues to take our breath away… barely fitting into her belly bowl at age 1!

Update, May 2013:

Shortly after boarding a plane to attend a pregnancy event in Los Angeles, our artist Laura Marie, who was holding a belly bowl sample to display at the event, was tapped on the shoulder. “Is that a belly bowl?”

BelliVita client Sophia's momLaura Marie looked up and exclaimed, “Yes! How do you know?!”

The young woman replied, “you casted me fifteen months ago! My baby is Sophia.”

Laura Marie quickly dug into her bag for a BelliVita business card and Information Card, on which Sophia’s adorable photo had been used in the design. When Laura Marie handed it to the young woman, she squealed with delight to see that HER baby was on EVERY piece of BelliVita’s marketing materials.

Above is Sophia’s mom, standing next to the Captain of the flight with our display bowl. Talk about a serendipitous meeting!

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Pregnant Body Casting Belly Bowl in Orange

When customers in The Netherlands saw this bowl on our website, the color alone inspired them to immediately commission one of their own–orange is the color of the Dutch Royal Family. The lineage of the current dynasty (the House of Oranje-Nassau) dates back to Willem van Oranje (William of Orange). Today the color symbolizes a broader pride in the country and in being Dutch.

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Alia’s Cobalt Blue Pregnancy Belly Bowl

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Little Alia was just twelve days old when these photos of her mom’s cobalt blue belly bowl were taken. Looks like she’s right at home!

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Green and White Pregnancy Belly Bowl

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Photos ©2009 by Gail Ann Photography.

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In Memory of JJ

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In the words of JJ’s mother…

Every time I look at my Belli Bowl I am reminded of a time in my life that was filled with an incredible amount of emotions.   It is such a priceless piece of art with so much meaning to my husband and I.  The bowl reminds us both of what was to be.

After finding out that we were going to have a baby, I immediately scoured the internet for ways to preserve these memories that I was experiencing.  After seeing a picture of one of BelliVita’s bowls, I was instantly drawn to it.  They were absolutely beautiful and I had to have one of my own. 

After some email exchanges and a lovely phone call with Laura Marie, I was sent out my kit to do at home.  Then on Super Bowl Sunday 2011, while the guys were watching their game, the girls and I had our own “Super Bowl Party”.  What a fun day that was!  I was shocked at how big my belly was after looking at the cast and I could not wait to see what my finished bowl would look like.

That Thursday, at my 37 week checkup, we received news that would change our lives forever.  The doctor told us that he was unable to find a heartbeat.  Our little baby boy had gone home to be amongst the angels.

The memories that Laura Marie creates through her art is a very special gift.  While my son is not here with me, I am able to look at my bowl and smile at the time that we did have with him.  Belli Vita’s art not only captures some of the most happy times in peoples’ lives, but also preserves those memories that are all that we have to look back on.

Life is so short and precious that we should appreciate every moment that we have with our loved ones.

Photos ©2009 by Gail Ann Photography.

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Pregnant Body Casting in Blue

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Hudson’s Belly Bowl

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Pregnant Belly Bowl Reminiscent of the Ocean

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This bowl makes a beautiful centerpiece when filled with shells and other sea shore collectables…

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Photo ©2009 by Gail Ann Photography.

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