12.15.2011

DIY Braided Hex Nut Bracelet


I just had to share this little diy project with all of you.
It is so simple and easy to make and it looks fabulous
(I'm sure a lot of you already have these supplies at home. The hex nuts and twine can be substituted with so many different things to create different looks.)

(Images and instructions courtesy of Honestly...WTF)






You’ll need:
- 3 strands of twine cut into one yard pieces
- 18 small brass hex nuts
- a bit of dexterity!

Gather the 3 strands of twine and tie a knot at the top, leaving about 2 inches of slack. Start braiding. At about an inch of the way down, you’ll begin braiding in the nuts. Before you braid the far left strand over the middle strand, thread on a nut, push it against the base of the braid, and crossover. Depending on the thickness of the twine, you can wrap tape around the bottom tips to prevent the twine from fraying.

Keep your thumb at the base of the braid, holding the nut in its place. Before you braid the far right strand over the middle, thread on another nut, push it against the base of the braid and crossover. Again, hold your thumb tightly against the base of the braid, keeping the nuts in place. Thread another nut onto the far left piece and crossover.

Repeat the steps, by threading the rest of the nuts to the outer pieces of twine before they are crossed over. Thread, cross, thread, cross. Finish the bracelet with another inch of braided twine and a knot.

The bracelet should wrap around your wrist at least two or three times. Trim it to your liking.



xo

Lori

8 comments:

  1. I want one!

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  2. Wow - you are one talented lady! This is so easy and chic!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  3. what a genius idea!
    this is incred, love the photos
    Great post, thanks for sharing!

    if you like we can follow each other on bloglovin :)
    let me know!
    STYLE DECORUM

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  4. Gorgeous! What size hex would you recommend using?

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  5. I have an entire cabinet of these (don't ask, it's not mine, it's a man thing), so I'm going to do this DIY project asap. So creative!

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  6. these are really cool!!! love the way it looks!!!

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  7. Thank you for the tutorial! This is super cute :)

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  8. omg this bracelet's so cute! I'll look into this project :)
    fabulous idea.

    http://acupofhautestyle.blogspot.com

    -xoxo-
    lauren

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