DIY Braided Hexagon Bolt Bracelet Tutorial

While I'm out loving on my brand new baby boy, I hope you enjoy this series: my favorite DIY rerun posts! Learn more about the series here.

How cute is this?

Want to make one?? Well thanks to my girl Anna, I learned how! Last month, Anna shared a link to this tutorial on her blog... how to make a hex braided bolt bracelet. That's right, ladies and gents. You can make an adorable bracelet out of your hubs' toolbox. For pennies! Here's how it works.

- 3 strands of twine cut into one yard pieces
- 18 small brass hex nuts

Take the 3 strands of twine and tie a knot at the top. Start braiding for about an inch and then begin to braid in the nuts. Before you pull over the far left strand, add a nut to the strand and push it to the top of the braid. Then cross it over. You might want to tape the ends of the strands so that the nuts are easier to thread. Nuts are easier to thread? That's what she said.
If you are lacking in the dexterity department like me, you can tape the top of your braid to a surface, so that you can work with it a bit easier. Or tape it to your leg. I know, I'm an idiot. And yes, I am wearing boxer shorts. So cool, I am.
Next step? Rinse and repeat. Or just repeat. Before you braid over the far right strand, thread on another nut and push it up the strand, then cross over. And repeat! Once you're finished adding the nuts, you can trim the leftover twine as you see fit. 
Ta-da! You've got yourself a hexagon bolt bracelet. 

Love it. 

Random side note: my t-shirt in the picture says "I broke a world record!"... cause I did. Most people ever to race in a wheelbarrow contest at one time. True story.

Whatcha think? I love my new (virtually free!) bracelet. Have you made any DIY jewelry lately? 

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