Super Sexy Sunday…

Ok…I totally can’t take any credit for the following post, I got all of the following from a site called Honestly WTF… it is so absolutely cool that I had to share!!! My best bud Diann and I are going to attempt making these, I will post our pics when we are done!!

We’re nuts for nuts. Is there a more versatile and inexpensive DIY component than a hex nut from the hardware store? You can imagine our excitement when we first discovered Philip Crangi’s Giles & Brother Hex Collection. Honestly, nuts braided into jewelry is WTF genius! With a few items that we always seem to have lying around, we tackled the technique and made our own spine-like braided hex nut wrap bracelet.

You’ll need 3 strands of twine cut into one yard pieces, 18 small brass hex nuts and a bit of dexterity.

Gather the 3 strands of twine and tie a knot at the top, leaving about 2 inches of slack. Start braiding. At about an inch of the way down, you’ll begin braiding in the nuts. Before you braid the far left strand over the middle strand, thread on a nut, push it against the base of the braid, and crossover. Depending on the thickness of the twine, you can wrap tape around the bottom tips to prevent the twine from fraying. (Click images to enlarge)

Keep your thumb at the base of the braid, holding the nut in its place. Before you braid the far right strand over the middle, thread on another nut, push it against the base of the braid and crossover. Again, hold your thumb tightly against the base of the braid, keeping the nuts in place. Thread another nut onto the far left piece and crossover.

Repeat the steps, by threading the rest of the nuts to the outer pieces of twine before they are crossed over. Thread, cross, thread, cross. Finish the bracelet with another inch of braided twine and a knot.

The bracelet should wrap around your wrist at least two or three times. Trim it to your liking.

Good luck!!

(top image from here, rest of images by Honestly…WTF)

Here are the ones that I made tonight!! It was fun, I needed a girls night with Di!!!

The first bracelet is just hex nuts and washers, the bead ones have washers added, and the last on is the pattern from above!!

These are the boys bracelets...I really think they are cool!!

Have a groovy Sunday folks :)

Peace ♥ Out…

21 thoughts on “Super Sexy Sunday…

  1. Oh. My. Goodness. I need these! Seriously, I’d love to have these; while I may be crafty, I don’t think I have the patience for jewelry. Maybe you should do a giveaway on here… like, maybe give ’em to me! ;) I love jewelry made from found objects and these would be perfect additions (button and spoon bracelets already.) If you wanna sell them, you could trying opening a shop on… website for handmade goods and vintage items. I’m trying to open one this month for my frames. Supposedly it is too hard… think if we can handle wordpress we would handle just about anything.

    BTW, my subsciptions pages is doing what yours was. PAIN IN THE ASS.


  2. This is fantastic. If my fingers were only a bit nimbler I would have a try, If you ever decide to sell one..can I have one please

    Great idea, and I love it

    Love P


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