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« on: March 18, 2014 06:42:42 AM »

I bought a huge pack of economy split rings on clearance and they have been gathering dust ever since.  No one probably really needs 200 keychains, right?  So I decided to see if I could make a necklace by wrapping some with embroidery floss.

I started by connecting two rings together.  It's best if they are connected before you start wrapping, because trying to connected them after it can snag the floss, or if you wrap all of them, you won't be able to connect them at all!  Each time I finished wrapping one, I just added another to the chain.

I used a regular glue stick to attach the floss at the start of the split ring and then wrapped it a few times.  I covered that first section with more glue to make sure it would really stay in place.  Then I just started wrapping and wrapping and wrapping.  At the end, I finished it with more glue, just like at the start, making sure those end pieces were really stuck down. 

I wrapped mine pretty tight and kept pushing all of the loops together so they were as close as possible all the way around the ring.  I didn't measure exactly, but I think it was roughly a foot of floss per ring.  But I would definitely cut more than you think you need, just in case.  I got tired of wrapping, so I ended up finishing the necklace with some gold chainmaille jump rings.  I love how it turned out in the end!

« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2014 06:50:49 AM »

this is genius. i have a bunch of key rings that i don't know what to do with so i will definitely be trying this!!

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« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2014 07:32:18 AM »

Very cool! The gold jump rings look deliberate. Nobody needs to know that you got tired of wrapping! Wink
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« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2014 05:02:28 PM »

Your necklace is very creative. I like how you used different shades of blue and white.
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