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11.3.11

{how to: braided brass hex nut bracelet}

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. . . have always adored bracelets -- gold, silver, sequined, leather, or extravagantly adorned with diamonds or swarovski crystals, but never could imagine that a few things from the hardware store -- a little twine and a few brass nuts -- could be transformed into such a stunningly elegant and impossibly chic fashion accessory . . .

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{you will need:}
3 strands of twine cut into one yard pieces, 18 small brass hex nuts


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{steps:}

1. gather the 3 strands of twine and tie a knot at the top, leaving about two inches of slack

2. start braiding

3. at about an inch of the way down, you’ll begin braiding in the nuts

4. 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


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5. keep your thumb at the base of the braid, holding the nut in its place

6.
before you braid the far right strand over the middle, thread on another nut, push it against the base of the braid and crossover

7.
again, hold your thumb tightly against the base of the braid, keeping the nuts in place

4.
thread another nut onto the far left piece and crossover

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9. repeat the steps, by threading the rest of the nuts to the outer pieces of twine before they are crossed over

10 & 11. thread, cross, thread, cross

12. finish the bracelet with another inch of braided twine and a knot


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the bracelet should wrap around your wrist at least two or three times; trim it to your liking

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mix with silver and crystal for a rock 'n refined look and you're set xo



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{all images & instructions (with edits) from honestly . . . wtf via refinery 29; layouts by this is glamorous}



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Cassi [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Yes, very cool...I stumbled upon this tutorial the other day and thought it was super clever, and oh so stylish.

Ashley Borysewich [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

love it! following you now :)

ashleyborysewich.blogspot.com

Alice [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Gorgeous! I'm going to try it out this weekend... You have such impeccable taste. :)
Alice

http://likeasilhouette.blogspot.com/

meenal @ maison marigold [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

this is genius!!! who would have thought a trip to the hardware store could help add to one's glam quotient??? i'm loving your DIY posts..so easy and with excellent results!! thankyou for this lovely idea...i'm surely going to give it a shot!!! I do hope to see you on my blog someday...soon!! xx meenal

Rachel {Inspiration in Italy} [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Roséline this is absolutely amazing!! I too cannot believe how elegant and chic this looks from some twine and nuts! It looks classy and gorgeous...what creative brilliance this is, I love it! I will definitely be trying this.


Rachel

Helen [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

I like the idea,bracelet on her arm looks really nice.
Have a lovely weekend.
Helen

Gabriella [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

I posted this last week and I have to say I still am in love with it! It's so incredibly cool. I really think I'm going to go and make myself one of these! Have a lovely weekend! x

Rachael @ Roco Rennie [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Oh my goodness, I love this - guess what I'll de doing this weekend - make a great pressie too

Chapstick Fanatic [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

wow that is beautiful! i am definitely going to try it.

http://lachapstickfanatique.blogspot.com

Pacific NW Blogfan [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Awesome. Looks great.

Lindsay [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

this is awesome!!!

Johanna [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Wow...that is so genius I can't even stand it.

chicfille [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

love this! can't wait to try my own version.

Julia [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Wow, this looks like something even I could do! What a beautiful bracelet!

Design Fixation [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

I came across this the other day too - I just picked up some hex nuts to try it! I'm thinking stainless steel with dusty purple twine....

vanessa joie [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

this is fantastic. thank for posting it!

elizabeth / sophisticated pie [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

these are awesome. I'm totally giving it a try. Thanks for the DIY!!

Linsi [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Really cute - glam at first glance, but fun when you look close. Definitely want to try it out. Thanks!

A Casa da Vá [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Just genius!

Jessica [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

yay, a weekend project:) Love it!

Sugar [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Wowza. I totally love that. So great. Thanks for the post!!

Simone Howell [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Oh my gosh! Love this!! Thanks for sharing...may hv to make a few this weekend.

xo

Mackenzie Khristov [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

ooh, I love this, you could also do it with some beautiful silk cord or leather for a totally different look.

BirdyBlue [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

I found it on a other blog and i directly loved it!
One day later i created it and now all my friends jealous... The work has really paid off!

Michelle Porth [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

I posted about this last week, and I tried out different looks using a variety of sizes, colors and quantity of hex nuts. It's fun to expand on the idea! You can see my work here:

http://aredenvelope.blogspot.com/2011/03/diy-hardware-jewelry.html

The enchanted home [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Wow you made this look easy....who knew such a great look could be done so easily! Fabulous......great little hobby idea and boy, could you get creative!!

shana [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

beautifully simplistic. many hearts.

Glory [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Love the post! Such a great idea! Thank you! & love the blog!

Nicole [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

GORGEOUS!! i must make this. post more like this often, please! :)

Charlie and Kathryn [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

That is genius.

i'm am going to do that pronto, how smart?

Kathryn.

Meredith Mills [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Oh my goodness! This bracelet is so chic and beautiful! Great idea! Thanks for always inspiring! :)

-Meredith
twelve19blog.blogspot.com

Solana James [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Thank you for this post. I was looking for a project to do this weekend and this was perfect! I posted an image on my blog facebook page of the bracelet I made {and chunky necklace} www.solothais.com

You have a beautiful blog and I look forward to reading it everyday.

Thank for the inspiring imaages
Solana

courtney [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

i just made this! i have sterling hex nuts and oatmeal twine. LOVE IT! already rocking it :]

tip for those about to try it: safety pin the initial knot to a bed/ chair/ etc. so the string stays taut-- it'll be much easier to hold the hex nuts in place (i was struggling with that a bit initially).

good luck.

and thanks, roseline!

<3

Honestly...WTF [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Thank you for posting our DIY. And we're so happy you guys like it!

Love,
E & L from Honestly...WTF

SCW [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

loved this project idea so much and made one as pronto as possible!
check it out on my blog The Mint's Tint : )

thanks for the awesome idea!

marionromain [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Great idea! Look forward to do it myself.

Anonymous [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

I love this post and this bracelet. I tried this DIY a few months ago and loved it. I made one with a blue cord and one with yellow leather cord; they're fabulous! Thanks for sharing and including such detailed instructions and pictures for those who haven't attempted yet.

Anonymous [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

I just made one ! It's really beautiful and easy to do, thanks for this DIY :)

Masha [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

OMG love your rings!

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