Thursday, October 23, 2014

Olde English Witch Balls

Legend has it; Witch Balls were hung in the windows of English homes during the 18th century. They were uses to ward off evil spirits and cleanse the area of bad fortune. The usage remains the same in present day life. 

Traditionally when a new glass studio is assembled, the first object that is made is a witch ball. They are usually created in a hot shop (Furnace Work). The spokes inside the glass orb are the home the witch. Once the bad spirits filter through the glass they will get snagged on the spokes and the witch ball, and the witch will zap all the negative spirits away.

Seth and I have been blowing glass and love to share some of the history and lore of the craftsman who make wonderful handmade items. We have introduced these items into our store and have them in three sizes 2 inch, 6 inch and small personal pendant size. They are handmade items and we have a select number of them in the One Of A Kind section of our website.

Since we have had these witch balls in Woodstock Trading Company’s store, there seems to be only positive vibrations at all times in our environment at all times...

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