DIY: Olympic Rings Necklace

Feb 6, 2014 | 19 Comments

As the Olympics start today, I thought I’d repost one of my favorite pieces that I crafted back in 2012 for the summer Olympics!!  I can’t wait to watch the figure skating and the skiing/snowboarding and root for USA!

So, I’m totally an Olympic addict.

Olympic Rings

The Rings!

I absolutely love the Olympics and get so excited every two years because I get sucked into the competitions…all the competitions!

After seeing those rings on screen all the time, they’ve been lasered into my head (along with the theme song – I’ll spare y’all the clip…I can’t stop singing it after every commercial break!) and I came up with a fun project to show my Olympic spirit!

It’s necklace time!!  I began with five key rings…

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5 Key Rings!

…and created the formation, attaching the rings to each other.

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Ring Formation!

Time to get these bad boys in their right shades!

Taking a cue from the Anthropologie lookalike necklace I made a few months back

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Anthropologie Love Necklace Copycat

…I decided to work with embroidery floss again!

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Like a floss :)

I began with the ring all the way to the left and grabbed the floss in blue!  I kept the floss in place by putting it right at the ring opening before adding E-6000 glue to really secure.

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Connecting floss to the ring!

Then began the wrapping!  I did this method for each of the rings.  I had the top row of three complete…

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Top row finished!

…and then got the final two finished as well.

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All done!

I took some craft chain I picked up at Joann’s along with jump rings and connected both to the blue and red rings at each end.

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Connect Four!

Once the chain was connected, I added a spring ring clasp to one of ends of the chain…

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New clasp!

I couldn’t wait to get this around my neck!

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Olympic Rings Necklace!

It was like my gold medal!

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Time to hit the podium!

In All · DIY

19 Comments

  1. Sarah_H.
    February 6, 2014

    This is cute! How long did all that wrapping take?

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    • newdressaday
      February 6, 2014

      Not as long as you’d think, Sarah! You get into a pretty steady routine…about 7ish minutes each!!

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  2. Elaine
    February 6, 2014

    Melissa,
    Is this legal? We wanted to do a tee shirt with Olympic rings for a reading club one year and were told by the tee shirt place it couldn’t be reproduced. Just don’t want you to get into trouble, gal.

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    • newdressaday
      February 6, 2014

      Love you looking out, Elaine!! I think it’s ok because I’m not selling them for profit and it’s my version of the trademark, however if the Olympic committee needs me to take it down, I shall abide :)

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      • LinB
        February 7, 2014

        Shhh! If none of us tells on you, they’ll never find out.

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  3. Ethne Hedren Denham
    February 6, 2014

    It was cute then and cute again now! I was just thinking about it the other day…

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    • newdressaday
      February 6, 2014

      Oh yay!! Glad this one stuck with you!!

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  4. Elaine
    February 6, 2014

    Oops, Marisa, not Melissa. Fingers and brain not connected this morning!

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  5. Maureen Rostad
    February 6, 2014

    That came out great! Love it.

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    • newdressaday
      February 6, 2014

      Thanks Maureen!! xx

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  6. Sue
    February 6, 2014

    I always loved this one.

    Hello there fellow Olympics addicts. Can’t wait for tonight :)

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    • newdressaday
      February 6, 2014

      We can recap together, Sue!!

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  7. Karen Bingham
    February 6, 2014

    very clever x

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  8. Pam C.
    February 6, 2014

    I love it. I am so going to make one of these.

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    • newdressaday
      February 6, 2014

      Make one Pam!! Would love to see it when you’re through!

      Reply
  9. AnnShettles
    February 6, 2014

    That is awesome.

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  10. Rachel Church
    February 7, 2014

    Sweet!

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  11. Kartunista W
    February 8, 2014

    Oh wow. That’s amazing!

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  12. Meredith
    March 6, 2014

    I remember this from last time. Can’t believe I’ve been following you for years!! Also, I like this piece in the silver form. Would’ve looked great plain too!

    Reply

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