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.
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