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May 10, 2013

Blue Hex Nut Bracelet

To make this bracelet, you need embroidery thread in any colours you like, I used 3 different shades of blue/green and small hex nuts.  I used the smallest hex nuts I could find at Home Depot.

Start by cutting all your strands of thread into equal lengths and tying a knot at one end (you may want to leave extra to tie it onto your wrist later or make a loop like I did).  Then separate the strands into 3 groups in order to start braiding:

I put one of each colour in each of the groups but if you were using a bunch of different colours you could separate them any way you like.  Next, you simply start braiding the strands together.  I used duck tape to fasten the end onto my desk to make the braiding easier.

Continue to braid until you get about a third of the length of your bracelet.  Then you can start adding the hex nuts onto each strand one at a time.  This can be a bit tedious but make sure to keep it as tight as possible and it shouldn't be too much of a problem.  Add a nut to one strand, braid that strand over and then add a nut to the next and continue until you have a length of hex nuts you are happy with.

I put enough hex nuts on to make about an inch and a half in length, just short of the width of my wrist.

I think this adds a simple metallic touch to your arm party and will be great in the summer time.  A fresh take on the friendship bracelet.  It is super easy to make since it is just simple braiding and no complicated knots.  I love how it turned out and can't wait to try it with some gold hex nuts I also picked up!

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