C.R.A.F.T. #79: Hex Nut Bracelet

What’s a hex nut you ask? It’s a hex nut.
(I first saw this idea @ Honestly WTF)
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If you can braid, you can do this!


Materials: 

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)

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The twine ball will be your clasp… don’t be scared to add another string if you don’t like the shape of your yarn ball!
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I used the vice grips to weight the string down…I tried using my toes, but it didn’t work so well. Side note: how do you feel about my green tow nail polish? I’ve decided I really like it!
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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!

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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 :)

Comments

  1. This is super cute…and I was just browsing her blog last night. Awesome stuff.

  2. I love this, love it truly! I collect washers from the bike inner tubes my husband goes through and I plan to use those instead of the hex nuts, thank you for a great idea! Pinned it so I won't forget!

  3. I love this! A nutty twist to an old style! :) I've been looking for a new, simple bracelet idea. Thanks for sharing!!

  4. I love this! Seems pretty simple too.

  5. I have been wanting to try some sort of braided bracelet. I love yours.

  6. When I was little, and used to make friendship bracelets with my friends, I used to use my feet to hold them still… or I would stick a safety pin through the knot and stick them to my jeans to hold them down.

  7. like so much that i tweeted it. @juliecache

  8. So creative and imaginative

  9. This is so cute! I love it! And I'm very impressed you managed to take pictures while making any kind of jewelry… that's one of my latest major blog-related struggles and I'm crazy-impressed when people do it well! : )

  10. Love, love, love it! Simple, genius and perfect for summer!

  11. Wow–this is beautiful! Now off to find some hex nuts! :) thanks for sharing.

  12. Love the silver and gold together! Thanks for sharing.

  13. Anonymous says:

    It's goldielocks. Not little red riding hood. Just sayin…

  14. ha! you're right… i changed it :)

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