Thursday, July 21, 2011

DIY #3

Hi everyone! Yes, I am back already (; I did another DIY Project today that I am very happy to show you guys. It was inspired by the Giles and Brothers Hex Collection. (They have awesome jewelry but it's pretty expensive...) So this is a less expensive DIY version.

- 3 yards of twine
- 18 hex nuts
- clipboard
(I'm not adding pictures of the supplies because they're pretty self-explanatory)

1.) Cut three strands of twine that are one yard long. Tie them together with a knot about 3 inches from the top and attach to the clipboard.
2.) Braid for about 1 1/2 inches.

3.) Now keep braiding but string a hex nut through the strand before bringing it towards the middle.
4.) Keep adding hex nuts while you braid until all 18 hex nuts are threaded in.
5.) Now go back to braiding without the hex nuts until you an wrap it around your wrist.
6.) Tie a knot. Then leave about two to three inches before cutting off the excess twine. And voila!

I had extra supplies so I started thinking of different versions of this bracelet. 

1.) One variation was braiding about seven inches after adding all the hex nuts so that it was like a wrap bracelet.

2.) The other variation was instead of adding a hex nut every time you brought a string to the middle, you only added a hex nut whenever you brought the far left strand towards the middle. So all the hex nuts ended up on the left side of the bracelet. 

Tip: You can mix and match the variations to make all sorts of different bracelets. You could do the wrap bracelet version with the double strand of hex nuts OR the single strand of hex nuts. Dido with the single bracelet variation.


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