Wednesday, June 29, 2011

How-To: Make Jewelry Out of Hex-Nuts!

Go to any a hardware store for the hex-nuts. I chose silver but there's gold ones as well. Get some synthetic line to mix with the craft line so you can melt it on the knots you make with a lighter (that way it won't come undone so easily).

Make 3 Lines. Double over the line into a giant loop and make a knot at one end. Make sure the loop is about the right size to fit a hex-nut through tightly. It will be used as a makeship clasp.

Braid the three lines together just like hair, until you get to what you've decided is the middle section of the necklace. Then add one hex-nut per braid.

I got three different sizes so I can taper them and make the middle larger like this.

Then braid it the same length on the other side and at the very end tie on one more hex-nut to put through the loop you made on the other end. Once again if you used synthetic line, flash a lighter over the knot to melt it together so it's nice and strong.

Voila! Kinda looks like fish bones.
Hex-nut necklaces make me smile, and I hope they make you smile too!
<3
Lace

8 comments:

  1. cool DIY laceface :) i am your newest and best bloglovin follower!

    <3 steffy
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  2. I love how it looks... :) Thank you for your comment at my blog dear..
    Im following yours now !!


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  3. I LOVE this! I'm an absolute sucker for diy posts - although I now have a cupboard filled with bits and pieces that I refuse to throw away in case I can use them for something. Hoarding is my vice.

    One Girl And Her iPod

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  4. This is a cool necklace!

    Oh, and as a side note, the pink post header is almost unreadable on the gray background. Maybe a darker shade of pink?

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  5. Ohhh I LOOOVE this! Unfortunately, I know that I wouldn't be able to make it because I suck with this sorta stuff. lol :P

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  6. This is fantastic- I love how you've used different sized nuts.

    x
    Michelle
    www.michellesstylefile.blogspot.com

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  7. Fantásticas ideas, Me encantan!!!
    Maybe we can follow each other?
    Besos, desde España, Marcela

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