My friend and his wife started a production company together called "ball and chain productions". I wanted to give them a gift on the opening night of there first show so I came up with the ball and chain key chain.
Step 1: What You Will Need
Wooden ball- becomes the ball.
Screw in eyelet- connect the ball to the chain.
Chain- becomes the chain.
Key rings- to make it a key chain.
Black paint- makes the wood ball look like an iron ball.
Clear coat-(optional) it will make your paint job last longer. Clear dull coat also helps it to look more like iron.
All of these supplies can be found at Michaels. I used a chain from one of my wife's old necklaces to save money.
Drill- to drill a hole in your wooden ball.
Drill bit- Should be slightly smaller then the threaded side of your eyelet.
Pliers- to spread open your eyelets and chain links.
Paint brush- to paint your wooden ball.
Step 2: The Ball
To more easily paint the ball screw your eyelet in about half way so you have something to hold onto. I painted 3 coat of black and 3 coats of clear coat because if used as a key chain it will need the durability. Make sure the ball completely dries between coats.
Step 3: Connecting the Ball and Chain
Before you put the chain on screw the eyelet into the wooden ball and tighten down with your pliers.
Put a chain loop onto the eyelet then close the eyelet with your pliers.
Step 4: Making It a Key Chain
To connect your key ring either open a chain link and close it around the key ring or loop your key ring through a chain link. My chain links were to small to loop the key ring through so I had to spread one open and attach it that way.
Hope you enjoyed your craft time.