I wanted to share something fun with you today!
It’s a DIY Hex Nut Bracelet.
This is fun to make for yourself, or it could be a great Christmas Gift for someone.
If you know how to braid, you can make this bracelet. I made each strand of my braid three-strings thick (total of 9 pieces of twine.) You can make it however thick you want. :)
I tied a knot at the top of the strings and began to braid. After I braided a few inches of string, I began to add my hex nuts. You basically add one to the right side, then the left side, then the right, etc., as you braid.
The hex nuts begin stacking one beside the other.
Now I did enlist the help of a couple of my boys. Eli held the top of the bracelet to keep it from twisting on me as I added the hex nuts. If you don’t have someone to help you, you could attach the end of the bracelet to something else, like a clipboard to keep it still.
I also had Jonathan help me put each hex nut on the strands of strings. I could have done it by myself, but it was MUCH faster with the help of my boys!
When I was finished, the bracelet looked like this…
I went to Hobby Lobby and got some supplies to make the clasp on my bracelet.
I used gold rings and a fastener.
It’s a little hard to explain this part, but I will do my best. I basically threaded the end of the bracelet into a gold ring.
Then I took one of the loose strings and wrapped it around all of the strings directly below the gold ring.
To secure it, you tuck the string you were wrapping down into the “wrapped” part of the strings. Clear as mud?
I did that on both sides of the bracelet, and then used small pliers to add another good ring and clasp to each side. Done!
I think it turned out super cute! You can also make them in different colors. Here are some others I found online…
Just search “hex nut bracelet” on Pinterest or Google. You can also find them for sale on Etsy.
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