DIY Hex Nut Bracelet

DIY Hex Nut Bracelet
It’s the last week before Christmas – what? how did this happen? If you’re still on the lookout for a DIY gift, I have a super easy last minute idea for you. On the hunt at Home Depot for gifts for the hubby, I discovered gold hex nuts. (Mark gets a drill and I get jewelery – everyone wins!) After making simple hex nut earrings for Petite Elefant I experimented with making little honeycombs.

DIY Hex Nut Bracelet

DIY Hex Nut Bracelet

You will need:

  • Gold chain
  • Gold hex nuts – I recommend size 8 or 10
  • E-6000 glue
  • 4 gold jump rings
  • Lobster clasp
  • Jewelry pliers

DIY Bracelet Hex Nut Using E-6000, glue the hex nuts together into a honeycomb shape. Let it dry completely – overnight is best. Once it’s dry, you are ready to add the chain.

DIY Bracelet Hex Nut
Step 7: Measure your wrist with the chain and cut the amount you need. Then cut it in half.

Step 8-10: Attach a jump ring to one end of each piece of chain. Then put it on the hex nut and close. Note: you can also do this step before gluing the honeycomb shape.

Step 11-12: Double check the length of your bracelet and adjust the length if needed. Then add a jump ring to one end and the lobster claw to the other. And you’re done!

DIY Bracelet Hardware

I love how delicate it looks – even though it’s made from hardware! The gal who helps me with pictures took this one home with her so I know it was a hit. :)

DIY Hex Nut Earrings I love it as earrings or as a necklace (see first photo). What do you think? Do you like hardware store jewelry?

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  1. says


    Have you ever encountered the E-6000 glue turning green after a month or so?

    When I first made the earrings, they were strong and the glue was clear, but a couple weeks ago, i went to put them on and i noticed the glue was green and with a light push, the bolts separated from themselves. Any advice?

  2. Pam says

    I love the hardware store! I find all kinds of great things there and get inspired just about every time I go. This is a cute idea. Washers make for interesting jewelry too. =)

  3. Littlebit says

    Is it permissible to make these hex nut items and sell them? I make costume jewelry and by adding a few beads and baubles they also would look great. I would like a reply if possible.
    They are ingenious. You have a great imagination.

  4. says

    Oh I love this! So cute! These would make great, inexpensive Christmas gifts!

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog – so glad to have found yours too. I am a new follower!

  5. Vinita says

    This is so innovative! The formation of the hex nuts reminds me of fragments of a honeycomb pattern. Gorgeous jewelry!

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