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Celtic Visions Juggling Ball
Article © MAIL User: JohnSalad

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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.

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Start with a chain five "units" long. Add a 3/16" ring to both ends.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Connect two flowers like this using 3/16" rings.

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Add another flower to the top.

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One more flower makes a square. This is one half of the ball. Use four more flowers to make the other half.

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Line up your two halves and start connecting the sides together with 3/16" rings.

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Close-up of the connection.

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When you're done connecting the two halves you have a floppy ball with holes in it.

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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.

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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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