WITCH BALL Hollow glass balls have been hung in the windows of homes for centurties to ward off witch's spells and evil spirits. This custom dates back to at least the 18th century or perhabs even earlier. The evil spirit is attracted to these decorative balls and upon touching them the evil spirit is pulled into the Witch Ball and trapped within its glass web protecting the home from any harm.
GLASS WITCH BALLS
DISCLAIMER ON ALL HANDBLOWN GLASS ITEMS: These glass art balls begin as clear glass. As the ball of molten hot glass is formed, the ball is rolled into color glass granules to provide the design. These granules are added to color 30 to 40% of surface of the finished ball, allowing sunlight to brighten the sphere, and the strands inside the ball to be visible. Each witch ball is handcrafted & unique. No two are exact. The regular size is about that of a grapefruit, approximately 5 to 5 1/2" diameter. Each sphere has a blown glass nodule to use for hanging. Each is unique - due to the nature of the blown glass art, some are not perfectly round, some are larger than others, etc. Free blown witch balls can be irregular in size, shape, texture and are consistent with the artists vision - Each is unique with color, strands, bubbles, and size. NO TWO ARE ALIKE