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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!
accessories, accessories DIY, bracelets, Stitchcraft
This is pretty much amazing. I’ll be doing this this weekend!! Thanks for sharing!
I am definitely doing this. I work part time at a hardware store, so I would get a discount on materials 🙂
I’ve made jewelry out of hex nuts ( by tying them together) before but I can’t wait to try this. Looks fantastic!
Love this idea! VERY unique, never seen anything like this.
This is so cute! Has anyone tried it?? The directions are kind of complicated to me.
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.
so great! i love how easy it seems. definitely something i might have to take a shot at!
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 😉
Looks super cool gonna try it! But it also sounds like it might be heavy…because of the brass nuts..is it?
This looks like something I could do and I am not good at DIY crafts.
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!
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?
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!
That’s awesome, Jen! Can you post some instructions =)
Jen: how do you make solid perfume? that sounds like a really fun project.
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