This reverse painted glass ball was made for me 18 years ago before I came to the US.I have no knowledge of the language but I would like to know what it says. I tried looking it up but no websites would give me a clear answer. It has my name on it above in English so I’m not sure if it says that or something else below it in Chinese. Thank you lots!
李 = Lǐ
丽 = Lì
You are right, 李 is made up of two words, 木, (wood), and 子, (child, son)
李 is the second most common Chinese surname, with a World wide population of around 100 million. As a word it means a "plum", 李子
丽, meaning "beautiful", "pretty" is traditionally a most common personal name for Chinese females.
So there is no doubt that 李丽 is a female name, and in your case, a transliteration of "Lily"
For the origin of 李, you may want to read:-