Displaying a glass Spirit Ball, also known as a Witch’s Ball, is a tradition that dates back to 18th century England. People would hang blown glass balls in windows to ward off bad energy and evil spirits. The threads or glass stringers inside each ball trapped the spirits and would keep the evil from entering the home.
Our hand blown glass Spirit Balls are all one of a kind. Made at the Robbins Ranch in Stanley, NM, these balls are available in 4.25″ and 6″ diameter. You can select from one of our solid transparent colors or one of the many colorful Robbins Ranch mixes.
A unique feature of our Spirit Ball is that it can also be used as a scent atomizer. We create these orbs with a small second inner bubble underneath the loop, that can hold essential oils. With an eye dropper, if you place a few drops of oil into this pocket and hang in a sunny window, as the oil warms up it will emit a light fragrance .
Also, ask us about our “Spinner” balls. For a decorative accent, we create matching glass bead strands to hang with the blown glass balls. Then we add a 3″ copper panel to each one, creating a wonderful kinetic sculpture!
For more information about the history of the Witch’s Ball, you can find it here on Wikipedia.