White Elk Glass Video ~ Created by Jo
A video created with "glass art"
and "glass heart" in mind.  
"With My Own Two Hands" ~ Ben Harper

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Hand Blown Glass Witch Balls

Glass Witchballs have strands of glass that run through the center, whereas
the Hand Blown Glass Balls do not.  

"Dried Rose" 
Blown Glass Witch Ball

Glass Witches Balls

 

Ah the traditional glass witches ball,

with many varied folk lore tales for it's

meaning and/or superstitions.

Here is the glassblowers version of the glass witches ball.

Back in the early days of glass blowing, a glass blower would put the beautiful creations from the sweat, passion and toil of his day into the annealing oven to cool. However, in the morning when he came to check on his precious creations, it was discovered that the controllers on the annealing oven had gone "whacko" in the middle of the night, thus turning his beloved art into a puddle of color.
 

It was rumored that mischievous "witches" came out at night and wreaked havoc in the glass blowing studio. Thus the birth of the "witches ball". The "witches ball" is to a glass blower, somewhat, what "scarecrows" are to the farmer. Folklore has it that the exasperated artist would hang these balls over his annealing oven to catch these naughty "witches" in the middle of their fun.
 

These witches balls are positively delightful with their intricate webbings made of fine threads of glass. They are oddly shaped, bumpy in spots and they can be created in any of the colors you see on this page or on the "glass ornaments" pages. We have posted a sample of a few, but by no means does the fun stop there.
 

(Due to variations in the glass blowing process,
every piece is different and colors may vary.)

 
Glass Witches Balls are approximately 4 to 4 ½" in diameter

Retail Price ~ $40.00

"Blown Glass Witch Balls in 
Purples, Rainbows, & Blues "

"Purple Swirl"
Blown Glass Witch Ball
"Purple Jewel"
Hand Blown Glass Witch Ball
"Purple / Teal Swirl"
Blown Glass Witch Ball
"Purple / Teal Jewel
Glass Witch Ball
"Sacred Rainbow" 
Blown Glass Witch Ball
"Sacred Rainbow Jewel"
Hand Blown Glass Witch Ball
"Jeweled Strands"
Glass Witch Ball
"End of Day"
Glass Witch Ball
"Jeweled Strands"
Blown Glass Witch Ball
"Healing Waters"
Blown Glass Witch Ball
"End of Day "
Glass Witch Ball
"Earth "
Hand Blown Glass Witch Ball
"Cobalt Jewel"
Blown Glass Witch Ball
"Blue Swirl"
Hand Blown Glass Witch Ball

"Blown Glass Witch Balls in 
Greens & Teals 

"Green Swirls"
Blown Glass Witch Ball
"Green Jewel"
Glass Witch Ball
"Purple / Teal  Jewel"
Hand Blown Glass Witch Ball

"Blown Glass Witch Balls in 
Yellows, Peaches & Reds

"Yellow Swirl"
Blown Glass Witch Ball
"Yellow Jewel"
Glass Witch Ball
"Peach Jewel '
Witch Ball
"Peach Swirl"
Hand Blown Glass Witch Ball
"Cranberry Swirl"
Glass Witch Ball
"Dried Rose"
Blown Glass Witch Ball
"Purple Pastel"
Hand Blown Glass Witch Ball
"Pink Pastel
Glass Witch Ball