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A delicate-yet-sturdy blown glass orb is marked with spiraling stripes of darker, storm-blue, crowned with many layers of brass filigree, hung from a brass chain. The ribbons of colour in the glass seem to interlace with the subtle turning of the orb-- truly mesmerizing. The last photo shows the other witch balls I have available in my shop.

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.

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

Witch Ball in Brass and Ocean Blue. Wee Portable Spirit Catcher. Glass Ornament. Pagan Wicca

$28.29 USD
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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: brass, iron, glass
  • Ships worldwide from York, United Kingdom
  • Feedback: 1052 reviews
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