Last night in ode to the end of my spring break I decided to work on a little DIY project. The project was a hex nut bracelet I saw on Honestly WTF.
- 18 small hex bolts, I used silver 1/4 ones
- 3 strands of 1 yard string, the original instructions called for butcher’s twine but I used colored yarn
- tape to secure the bracelet as you’re making it
- Gather your materials
- Cut string into three one yard sections
- Since I used a thinner material for the string, I doubled it by cutting an identical one yard section & twisting them together.
- Here’s the doubled one yard sections.
- Now knot the three sections together at the top (leave about two inches above the knot).
- Braid the string for an inch or two.
- After braiding the string for an inch or two start incorporating the hex nuts in. Start the hex nuts on the outer strings. For example, insert a nut on the left string, cross it over the middle, hold the nut from the left string firmly while inserting a nut onto the right string, then cross it over.
- Repeat this process until all 18 nuts are braided in. Sidenote, don’t braid in between inserting the bolts because it won’t achieve the same look.
- After braiding all the hex nuts in braid the string a little more, stop when you feel comfortable.
- The bracelet will wrap around your wrist two or three times. You can trim it to your liking if you don’t want it to wrap around.
- Finally it’ll look like this.
By the way, I spray painted one hex nut light blue just to add a little accent.
Overall I’m pretty happy with the way this bracelet turned out. I used the colored yarn this time around because I thought it looked more summery but, I’ll probably make another one soon with a more neutral colored string just so I can wear it everyday.