Got some change and a desire to create something pretty?
To complete this hex nut bracelet DIY, a trip to the hardware store and $5.00 is all you need to stay within your budget and in style as well. This might be the least expensive DIY project I’ve done yet and the end product is a super fun accessory that looks 10 times more costly than it actually is. I’m loving the juxtaposition in fashion these days of hard and soft, masculine vs. feminine and this hex nut bracelet is a great combination of that. I think the golden hex nut also adds a warmth and femininity to the simple friendship bracelet. All you have to know for this DIY is how to braid. Follow the tutorial below to make your own hex nut bracelet and feel free to leave any comments or questions if you get stuck along the way.
1) Head to your local hardware store.
2) Snip Snip:
Cut three 36 inch strands. Fold in half and tie a knot at the top.
3) Fold and Group:
Separate into three groups with 3 strand in each group.
4) Let’s get this party started:
Begin your braid until you’ve reached what you would like to be the middle of your bracelet. My estimate was about 10-15 braids. Then add your first hex nut into the the braid, pulling all three strands from the group through the hex nut. Fold over the next group of strands and then add your second hex nut through the last group.
5) Keep a taunt braid while adding in the hex nuts:
Continue until you have used all 8 of the hex nuts with four on each side of the bracelet and finish braiding until you have the desired length of your bracelet.
6) Finishing up:
Make a knot at the end of the bracelet and tie it on your wrist just loose enough so you can slip it on and off.
Wear this pretty bracelet with almost anything, it’s casual with jeans and a tee but the gold hex nuts class it up for something a little more formal.