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Celtic Visions Juggling Ball
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This article will teach you how to make a juggling ball using the Celtic Visions weave.
You will need 264 16g 3/16" ID rings, 144 16g 5/16" ID rings, 60 16g 1/4" ID rings. Wire size is given in AWG.
Don't use soft brass or aluminum or your ball will fall apart after a few drops.
Start with a chain five "units" long. Add a 3/16" ring to both ends.
Connect the ends of the chain with another 3/16" ring to make a circle. Be sure to get both of the loose 3/16" rings on the inside of the circle.
Slide a 5/16" ring thru the two inside 3/16 rings. Add another 5/16" ring to the back side and lock them in place with a pair of 3/16" rings.
This is the basic "flower" that forms the sides of the ball. Make eight of these and you're ready to move on to the next step.
Connect two flowers like this using 3/16" rings.
Add another flower to the top.
One more flower makes a square. This is one half of the ball. Use four more flowers to make the other half.
Line up your two halves and start connecting the sides together with 3/16" rings.
Close-up of the connection.
When you're done connecting the two halves you have a floppy ball with holes in it.
Close two 1/4" rings and put them on an open 1/4" ring. Connect the open ring to one of the 5/16" rings on the edge of the hole.
Keep adding 1/4" rings until you have filled up the hole. Repeat this step until all the holes are filled and the ball is complete.
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