- Witch Balls (6 inch)
Witch Balls (6 inch)
Witch Balls are hand blown glass spheres, with 3 to 5 strands inside for collecting evil spirts and the like. Each one is unique with color, strands, bubbles, and size. The size is about that of a grape fruit. Witch's Balls were very popular in 18th century England, but their actual origin is thought to be much older. For well over 300 years hollow glass spheres have been hung in windows to ward off witch's spells, evil spirits and ill fortune. Hanging these decorative balls in the window is thought to tantalize evil spirits which may be threatening a home's tranquility. The evil spirit is mesmerized by the ball's reflective beauty. When the spirit touches the sphere it is absorbed and trapped in the web-like strands of the glass inside the ball.
Each Witch Ball is handcrafted and unique...no two are exactly the same. Witch Balls tend to be heavier than Friendship Balls, and can have a slightly irregular surface, caused by the formation of the strands inside. Color patterns and saturation vary from piece to piece, as one would expect from a completely handmade glass art piece.
The size is 6" diameter (the distance across), or that of a "large" grapefruit. Witch balls are sealed, and will work well as pond floats. Let the magic of our glass artists protect your home.