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Friendship Balls

Friendship Balls

A Friendship ball is a hollow glass sphere which is traditionally hung in a window to act as a reminder of a special friendship. They originated with glassmakers who used to make them from scraps of coloured glass at the end of their shift to give to friends and family.

 

Friendship balls are known by many different names including fairy balls, friendship globes, wishing balls, angel balls, ornamental balls or kugels (the word kugel in german means ball).

 

During the early 1800s kugels were made from very thick glass and had metal tops. Kugels today are commonly known outside of Austria and Germany as friendship balls.

 

The superstition behind friendship balls centres around the protection of the home and family and the bright colours and reflective qualities are said to repel evil or unwanted spirits.

 

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Beige and Brown Friendship Ball
Beige and Brown Friendship Ball   These colourful balls were traditionally made at the end of the day by glassblowers and given as a token of friendship, love and good luck.  ...
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Blue and Gold Friendship Ball
Blue and Gold Friendship Ball   These colourful balls were traditionally made at the end of the day by glassblowers and given as a token of friendship, love and good luck. &nb...
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Blue Yellow and Green Friendship Ball
Blue Yellow and Green Friendship Ball   These colourful balls were traditionally made at the end of the day by glassblowers and given as a token of friendship, love and good luck. ...
£9.99
Green White and Yellow Friendship Ball
Green White and Yellow Friendship Ball   These colourful balls were traditionally made at the end of the day by glassblowers and given as a token of friendship, love and good luck. ...
£9.99
Purple White and Gold Friendship Ball
Purple White and Gold Friendship Ball   These colourful balls were traditionally made at the end of the day by glassblowers and given as a token of friendship, love and good luck. ...
£9.99
Red and Gold Friendship Ball
Red and Gold Friendship Ball   These colourful balls were traditionally made at the end of the day by glassblowers and given as a token of friendship, love and good luck.   ...
£9.99
Red and White Friendship Ball
Red and White Friendship Ball   These colourful balls were traditionally made at the end of the day by glassblowers and given as a token of friendship, love and good luck.   ...
£9.99
Violet White and Gold Friendship Ball
Violet White and Gold Friendship Ball   These colourful balls were traditionally made at the end of the day by glassblowers and given as a token of friendship, love and good luck. ...
£9.99
White Blue and Purple Friendship Ball
White Blue and Purple Friendship Ball   These colourful balls were traditionally made at the end of the day by glassblowers and given as a token of friendship, love and good luck. ...
£9.99
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