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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Comments

  1. says

    Hi,

    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?

    • gerbermom says

      Hmm, I’ve never had that happen, that’s weird! I’m trying to think what could have happened – did it get wet at all?

    • Terri says

      Hi Amy, I’m afraid you may have the same problem I do… It’s not much of a problem really, but anything containing copper, brass, zinc, goes green when it comes into contact with my skin, also many alloys even some silvers, if the silver is not pure. It doesn’t hurt, but if worn for any length of time, my skin gets black residue.

      It seems this chemical reaction is due to the pH levels of the skin, which in my case is fairly acidic. I can’t wear lipstick for the same reason, they all go dark and unattractive. It has been suggested that this could be behind some women giving birth to only girls, although I can’t say for sure as I don’t have any children.

  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.

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