how to make an Olympics rings necklace

DIY: Olympic Rings Necklace

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

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

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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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...I decided to work with embroidery floss again!

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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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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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...and then got the final two finished as well.

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

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

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It was like my gold medal!

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