Our New Favorite Accessory Is A Fun DIY!

If you know how to braid and have a few bucks to spend at the hardware store, this Hex Nut Bracelet DIY, originally found on Honestly…WTF, is definitely worth checking out. With a couple of materials and a bit of dexterity, I was able to create my own braided bracelet in no time. And to be perfectly honest, I’ve been wearing the accessory ever since!

Hex Nut Bracelet DIY

3 strands of twine, cut into 1-yard pieces
At least 18 brass hex nuts

    1. Gather your three strands of twine, tie a knot at the top, and tape down the knotted end to a tabletop. Have a seat, and begin to braid your twine!

    2. After braiding for an inch or two, you’ll begin to braid in the nuts. Before your braid the far left strand of twine over the middle strand of twine, thread a nut onto the far left strand of twine. Tightly push the nut against the base of the braid, and cross the left strand of twine over the middle strand of twine as you normally would braid.

    3. Keep your thumb tightly pressed against the base of the braid. Before you braid the far right strand of twine over the middle strand of twine, thread a nut onto the far right strand of twine. Hold the nut tightly against the base of the braid, and cross the right strand of twine over the middle strand of twine per usual.

    4. Thread a third nut over the far left strand of twine and braid as normal. As you continue this process (thread, cross, thread, cross), you should notice a V-shape formation of nuts form within the braid of the bracelet.

    5. Braid in the remaining nuts, then continue to braid the twine. When you’re satisfied with your bracelet, simply tie another knot and trim the ends to your liking.

    Have you tried any fun DIY projects recently? Tell us about ‘em in the comments below!

    About Annie

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    16 Responses to Our New Favorite Accessory Is A Fun DIY!

    1. Amy 03/07/2011 at 3:58 pm #

      This is pretty much amazing. I’ll be doing this this weekend!! Thanks for sharing!

    2. Abby 03/07/2011 at 5:29 pm #

      I am definitely doing this. I work part time at a hardware store, so I would get a discount on materials :)

    3. Kelliebob 03/07/2011 at 6:49 pm #

      I’ve made jewelry out of hex nuts ( by tying them together) before but I can’t wait to try this. Looks fantastic!

    4. Leah 03/07/2011 at 7:24 pm #

      Love this idea! VERY unique, never seen anything like this.

    5. Diane 03/07/2011 at 7:59 pm #

      This is so cute! Has anyone tried it?? The directions are kind of complicated to me.

    6. Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries 03/08/2011 at 3:20 am #

      Cool stuff!
      xxx

      http://gypsy-diaries.blogspot.com

    7. MB at Yarn U iPhone app 03/08/2011 at 10:46 am #

      I personally would like to make some DIY jewelry. I saw some examples of 1940s buttons made back in the day into a necklace. I’d like to give that a shot.

    8. Sam 03/08/2011 at 4:35 pm #

      so great! i love how easy it seems. definitely something i might have to take a shot at!

    9. Brandee 03/09/2011 at 1:33 pm #

      Instead of taping it I recommend putting a safety pin through the not and then pinning to to either your jeans and braid it on your lap (just don’t poke yourself :-) bc taping it it can come off a lot ;-)

    10. Rachael 03/09/2011 at 9:23 pm #

      Looks super cool gonna try it! But it also sounds like it might be heavy…because of the brass nuts..is it?

    11. Sarah 03/14/2011 at 7:03 pm #

      This looks like something I could do and I am not good at DIY crafts.

    12. Dana 03/22/2011 at 8:32 pm #

      I’ve been trying to figure out a way to make a DIY jewelry holder…thinking mesh/wire, picture frame, etc would work but I need some tips, Modcloth!

    13. Cathey 03/26/2011 at 12:44 pm #

      I finally made it to the home improvement store today and just finished making my bracelet! It’s the first DIY project I’ve actually been able to do (I’m not crafty at all sadly!).
      One question though – do you just tie it on your wrist?

    14. Jen 04/05/2011 at 4:46 pm #

      Recently I made a locket necklace… but it wasn’t just any locket. I filled it with solid perfume I made myself, I got to make the scent, and melt everything together. It’s really easy, and really cool!

      • Dana 04/05/2011 at 5:45 pm #

        That’s awesome, Jen! Can you post some instructions =)

    15. Amanda 05/08/2011 at 10:41 pm #

      Jen: how do you make solid perfume? that sounds like a really fun project.

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