Where to get Olimpic Rings and other things?

Pat Kotnour

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I just took in the original hockey jersey of McClanahan from the 1980 Olimpic Team USA. I am looking for some kind of decal or some such thing of the Olimpic rings for this display. Does anyone know where I might find something like that? It can't be very large because the jersey itself is so large the whole thing is already 43x38. The rings can only be big enough to use in one of the upper corners.

The same person also brought me 4 childerns baseball mits, and 2 baseballs, that she wants framed together in something rustic. Any ideas of how to accomplish this using this many gloves and baseballs in the same frame? Is there anyone out there who makes a rustic, deep enough for a mit and baseball, shadowbox moulding? Any help will be appreciated.
 

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Olympic Rings - try a trophy shop who uses a laser engraver. They can cut the Olympic Rings out of brass (or silver) on black plastic stuff that looks just like brass plaque material.

For the mitts and balls, I would design a display case to house all of them unless your customer just has to have them up on the wall. You can call Southwinds Moulding and order some of their unfinished display case moulding, build the case to whatever dimensions you need, and either finish the wood off with a rustic colored wash type stain or take a rotary wire brush to the moulding before cutting it to length and remove some of the soft wood so it looks weather beaten. Then finish the pieces in a rustic stain and assemble.

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How about arranging the mitts in strategic positions on a baseball diamond made of matboards- green suede grass w. tan suede in cutouts for basepaths and pitcher's mound.
You could make a deep moulding by stacking a flat rustic cut vertically for your deep sides, capped with a small rustic front, or use any shape rustic frame with an acrylic box insert for the mitts and balls.
:cool: Rick
P.S. With the hype for the summer olympics just begining, you can probably find olympic logo items at most gift or souvenir shops pretty soon.
 

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How about cutting rings on your circ matte cutter in matte & slit them & reglue when interlocked
 

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Originally posted by P. Kotnour: I just noticed that I spelled Olympic wrong in my post. Sorry, I never could spell worth a hoot. Someone said that there was a spell check on this web sight, but I haven't been able to find out how to use it. If anyone is able to change the spelling on the topic display I would appreciate it. Thanks for all the great tips.
I just took in the original hockey jersey of McClanahan from the 1980 Olympic Team USA. I am looking for some kind of decal or some such thing of the Olympic rings for this display. Does anyone know where I might find something like that? It can't be very large because the jersey itself is so large the whole thing is already 43x38. The rings can only be big enough to use in one of the upper corners.

The same person also brought me 4 childerns baseball mits, and 2 baseballs, that she wants framed together in something rustic. Any ideas of how to accomplish this using this many gloves and baseballs in the same frame? Is there anyone out there who makes a rustic, deep enough for a mit and baseball, shadowbox moulding? Any help will be appreciated.
 
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