This witch ball pendant has been handcrafted with a stunning artisan glass orb (15mm) of dusky purple glass combined with glittering goldstone to catch the light.
Witch balls were spherical glass orbs used in the 18th century for protection and to ward off evil spirits - witches would “enchant” the balls to enhance their potency against evils. According to folk tales, witch balls would entice evil spirits with their pretty colours, and the strands inside the ball would then capture the spirit and prevent it from escaping.
The pendant has a 4cm (1.75") drop and hangs on a long 26" (55cm) silver plated fastening with a lobster clasp. If you would prefer a different length of chain I am happy to make it for you.