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A delicate-yet-sturdy blown glass orb striped in a deep red colour is marked with spiraling stripes of darker, arterial red, crowned with many layers of gunmetal filigree, hung from a gunmetal chain. A smaller orb of black onyx weights the piece. The ribbons of colour in the glass seem to interlace with the subtle turning of the orb-- truly mesmerizing.

An optional silver pentagram can be added to hang beneath the witch ball, as in the last photo

In England, witch balls were traditionally blessed by a wise woman and hung from a window or mantle for protection against malevolence. I have created a tiny version of this protective bauble: just under 1" with a 5" chain, the perfect size for a portable altar or hanging by your work station, a cubicle at work or even a hotel window or any small corner that could use a bit of blessing. Your witch ball will come with a suction hook for hanging on glass surfaces.

I was inspired to make this after seeing a witch ball in the "moorland cottage" room of the Castle Museum in York. The museum has myriad recreations of domesticity throughout the ages. I was particularly moved by the 18th century cottage, full of rough-hewn furniture. Every object had at least one use, if not three or four. But there in the window-- something mysterious and glamorous, even! A glass ball, decoupaged with roses. I, like many unseelies before me, was certainly mesmerized by it. This is my take on the witch ball-- made with love and mindfulness.

This is what a happy customers have said about this witchball: "I have this hanging on a living room window. It catches the afternoon sun, and shoots tiny shafts of red around the room."

"This little witch ball hangs from the beam over the fireplace, it is so dainty, lots of detail very pretty."

I also have Witch Balls in different colours: http://www.etsy.com/shop/feralstrumpet?section_id=10957752

You might be interested in the grimoire bookmarks available in my shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/feralstrumpet?section_id=8019706

Your piece will come wrapped up in a little gift bag. (A lovely customer has told me she reuses the gift bags, filling them with lavender and herbs and using them as drawer sachets to keep the moths away!)

All handmades are created one at a time in my little Victorian home in a cobblestone street in the shadow of the medieval walls of the city of York.

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This item ships from the UK. If you live outside of Europe your purchase will be shipped via Royal Mail Air Mail and will reach you in 10 days to 4 weeks (in rare cases). If you would like the item tracked internationally, that service is available as an upgrade: https://www.etsy.com/listing/129828952/international-postage-upgrade-airsure

Witch Ball in Gunmetal and Blood Red. Wee Portable Spirit Catcher. Glass Christmas Ornament. Pagan Wicca

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: brass, iron, glass
  • Feedback: 1024 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from York, United Kingdom