Wednesday, February 27, 2013

DIY: Woven Hex Nut Bracelet

Coming to you straight from Honestly…WTF (with a few tweaks): the chunky hex nut bracelet.

What you’ll need:

  • 3 three-foot-long pieces of twine
  • 3 three-foot-long pieces of embroidery thread in complimentary colors
  • 10-20 gold or silver hex nuts



First, knot the twine and embroidery thread together, leaving 2-3 inches of slack. Pair up the pieces of thread and twine and start braiding. Pause when the braid is about 4 inches long.


Then, thread a hex nut onto the left-most strand of the braid, push it up against the base of the braid, and cross the strand over the middle. Repeat on the right: thread a hex nut onto the right-most strand of the braid, snug it  up to the base of the braid, then cross the strand over the center.

Keep going—left, right, left, right, left, right—until you’ve used all the hex nuts.


Continue the braid for another 4 inches and then, again, knot all the strands together, leaving 2-3 inches of slack.


For bonus points (and to keep the twine from fraying) you can clamp the ends with crimp beads.




Honestly…WTF is a treasure trove of great ideas like this. I’m dying to try the friendship necklace, the woven chain bracelet, and the no-knit scarf.

How I long for a summer vacation…


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