A delicate-yet-sturdy blown glass orb striped in a deep red colour is marked with spiraling stripes of darker, arterial red, crowned with numerous layers of gunmetal filigree, hung from a gunmetal chain. A smaller sized orb of black onyx weights the piece. The bows of colour in the glass seem to interlace with the subtle turning of the orb– genuinely mesmerizing.
An optional silver pentagram can be added to hang beneath the witch ball, as in the last image
In England, witch balls were traditionally blessed by a smart female and hung from a window or mantle for defense versus malevolence. I have actually created a small variation of this safety bauble: simply under 1 & quot; & quot; with a 5 & quot; chain, the best size for a portable altar or hanging by your work station, a cubicle at work and even a hotel window or any small corner that might utilize a little blessing. Your witch ball will certainly feature a suction hook for holding on glass surfaces.
I was inspired to make this after seeing a witch ball in the & quot; & quot; moorland home & quot; & quot; room of the Castle Museum in York. The museum has myriad entertainments of domesticity throughout the ages. I was specifically moved by the 18th century home, loaded with rough-hewn furnishings. Every object had at least one use, if not 3 or four. However there in the window– something mysterious and attractive, even! A glass ball, decoupaged with roses. I, like many unseelies before me, was definitely enthralled by it. This is my take on the witch ball– made with love and mindfulness.
This is exactly what a happy consumers have said about this witchball: & quot; & quot; I have this holding on a living space window. It captures the afternoon sun, and shoots small shafts of red around the living room. & Quot;
& quot; & Quot; & quot; This little witch ball hangs from the beam over the fireplace, it is so dainty, lots of information extremely quite. & quot;
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Your piece will certainly come involved a little gift bag. (A charming homeowner has told me she reuses the present 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 house in a cobblestone street in the shadow of the middle ages walls of the city of York.
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