Gold or silver hex nuts (gold are significantly more expensive- 4 for $1.07), household twine (see top picture), and vice grips.
(If I did it again I would tie in 4 strings… I ended up adding a 4th string to wrap around the knot)
This part can be frustrating….the braid will want to flip around a little and this will mess up your flow! All you are doing is a simple braid adding a hex nut after each strand is crossed…use your fingers to manipulate the hex nuts!
I made my braid long enough to wrap around my wrist 3 times…
Make sure loop is a good size for your twine ball to fit through… not too small, not too big…just right, you know like Goldilocks
I’ve made 2: a silver only and a mixed silver and gold…which one do you like better?
I’m sure there are cuter ways to make clasps, but I kind of like my rustic simple (FREE) approach