I just learned how to make cute little keychain balls out of chainmaille rings and wanted to share it with you!
First, link 5 sets of double links together (hint: it’s easiest to follow and do if you use 2 colors, but feel free to experiment!)
Then, add 2 more sets of double links to the center.
Next, connect the outside links to each other, like so:
Now… Do it all over again! This will leave you with 2 halves that you can begin to connect.
Keep going around the ball, adding colored links between the silver links. Each silver set should have 5 colored sets going through it. It can get really tight really fast in the weave. So if you need to leave an occassional double link as a single to close the ball, do it and then try to go back and add the second link later (see below).
Finally, you can pick a colored set of links and start adding on the keychain connection. This can either be a single color or alternating. I used a split ring right at the top to connect it to the larger keyring.
YAY! FINAL PRODUCTS!!!
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