The use of Witch Balls has been documented since at least the 1700s. Although wonderfully attractive in their own right, these objects have a deeper magickal significance - the balls are suspended in a window or some dark corner of a house as a protection against negativity. The idea is that instead of ill luck falling directly upon the household or its occupants, negativity will be attracted to and captured within the ball. Therefore, the ball should be wiped clean or washed every month to cleanse and remove trapped negative energies. The Christmas tree 'bauble' was taken directly from Witch Balls; the reflective casing 'warding off the evil eye'; although today, this meaning is unknown to the majority of tree decorators! Our Witch Balls are handblown, and each one is totally unique - ranging in colour from plain glass, single colour, mottled pattern or banding, (availble in 3 sizes - Large, Medium or Small), they come complete with hanging ribbon ready to use. Due to the uniqueness of each Witch Ball, we will select a ball for you based on the size you specify. Therefore, please ensure you order the right size of ball.