Japanese Ornament Kit - Makes 3 balls.

(6 reviews) Write a Review
0.40 LBS
Calculated at Checkout
Adding to cart… The item has been added

Japanese Ball Ornament Kit - Makes 3 Ornaments just under 3 inches.

This pattern is has been around the chainmail community for years.  We have had more and more requests to make it into a kit - so here you go!  The pattern is quite easy to follow, but the big rings are quite stiff to bend. They require hand strength and perseverance!

This kit includes: Saw cut Bright Aluminum and Anodized Alumium Rings, which are easy to learn and work with. You get a new detailed instruction package to learn this weave. Kit contains enough rings to make 3 Ornaments. 

**NEW**  Thanks for your feedback on COLOUR OPTIONS -- We have added 6 COLOUR OPTIONS FOR THIS KIT.  You will get enough rings to make 3 solid coloured balls - or you can mix and match the rings to make multi coloured balls.  Thanks! 


EXACT COLOUR SHADES ARE SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY!  We will do our best to make these as shown, but similar substitutions may be necessary!


  • Intermediate Pattern - The big rings are quite thick and more difficult bend.

  • All Project kits come with all rings, instructions, and findings needed to make the project as photoed and described above.

  • You will need pliers - one pair for each hand to complete this project.

  • These Wide Nose pliers are great for kits that use rings larger than 18 gauge.

6 Reviews Hide Reviews Show Reviews

  • 5
    Japanese Ornament Kit

    Posted by Vicki Johnson on 8th Sep 2022

    I love this project kit! The directions are clear and the quality of the rings is outstanding. I especially appreciated getting a few extra rings, never know when the pliers will slip and cause a nick. Highly recommended!

  • 5
    Beautiful Projects

    Posted by Michael Sean Hoffner on 4th Dec 2021

    It took me a long time to finally pull the trigger on these gorgeous ornament kits, and I’m glad i finally did. So much so, that i has to buy another few kits to give to friends and family this year. They are so beautiful and easy to make (once you get the hang of it and understand the process). I can’t wait to see the looks when i give these out. My only minor request is that the rings were pre bent into place. They are quite stiff and my fingers are definitely soar now. Without tools these would have taken much longer.

  • 5
    Love these ornaments

    Posted by Michael Sean Hoffner on 22nd Oct 2021

    These are fun to make and look gorgeous when done. They are going to make fantastic gifts and a beautiful tree decoration.

  • 5
    Great instructions, gorgeous rings!

    Posted by Lynn Kvigne on 11th Dec 2019

    While the design of these ornaments is simple, MD's instructions help make it a snap to whip them up in record time. Plus...the RINGS! You can't beat MD's bright aluminum for shiny, smooth, and easy to work with (even 12G!).

  • 5
    Fun kit

    Posted by Katie Holder on 11th Dec 2019

    Fun kit with clearly written instructions to teach how to make a Japanese ball.

  • 5
    Large balls

    Posted by Barb Buffington on 11th Dec 2019

    While I absolutely love the Japanese ball, I found the large rings hard to open and needed to rest my hands a lot before continuing