Hex nut bracelet

Whoever thought hex nuts couldn’t be used for more than fastening items? Check out this amazing technique of using hex nuts to create a beautiful bracelet that will be a conversation starter among your friends

Published: 16th December 2013 10:34 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th December 2013 10:34 AM   |  A+A-

bracelet

What you need

l Three strands of cotton butcher’s twine cut into one yard pieces

l 18 small brass hex nuts

l a bit of dexterity and patience

What to do

l Gather the three strands of twine and tie a knot at the top, leaving about two inches of slack and start braiding.

l At about an inch of the way down, begin braiding in the hex nuts.

l Before you braid the far left strand over the middle strand, thread on a hex nut, push it against the base of the braid, and crossover.

l Depending on the thickness of the twine, you can wrap tape around the bottom tips to prevent the twine from fraying.

l Keep your thumb at the base of the braid, holding the hex nut in its place.

l Before you braid the far right strand over the middle, thread on another hex nut, push it against the base of the braid and crossover.

l Again, hold your thumb tightly against the base of the braid, keeping the hex nuts in place.

l Thread another hex nut onto the far left piece and crossover.

l 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.

l 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.

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