A delicate-yet-sturdy blown glass orb striped in a deep red colour is marked with spiralling stripes of darker, arterial red, crowned with many layers of gunmetal filigree, hung from a gunmetal chain. The ribbons of colour in the glass seem to interlace with the subtle turning of the orb-- truly mesmerizing. A faceted garnet stone weights the piece; please choose with pentagram or without from the drop down menu
. The last photo shows both the pentagram and garnet options.
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 - take a look at them here