I have been meaning to make this hex nut bracelet from Honestly WTF for months, so when some spare time presented itself this weekend I finally did it. I ended up finding an amazing old school craft store in Burt Street, Boulder (of all places?!) so I picked up lots of fun stuff for more DIYs in the future.
First I bought some plastic string (I have no idea what it’s actually called) for 25c a metre and some hex nuts in two different sizes. Then I knotted three strands together and started to plait them, after about an inch I started threading on the hex nuts on- this took a couple of tries as it’s not as easy as it looks!
After threading-on enough hex nuts (depends on your wrist) I plaited again and made a knot, so it looked like this:
Then I couldn’t figure out how to fasten then ends because it turns out knots in plastic string don’t hold too well. So after a series of complicated knotting, looping and eventually binding the ends down with some embroidery thread, I ended up with this:
Oh, and a made a pink one too!
They are slightly lumpier than I had imagined, next time I will use a glue gun on the ends (when Santa brings me one for Christmas- can you believe Kalgoorlie doesn’t have a Spotlight or Lincraft?!)
Now it’s off to join the arm party!
Let me know what you think. Plenty more DIYs to come!
I’m gonna try this! THANKS! ❤
I WANT ONE! (or two…)
This looks so good!
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