hex nut wrist wrap
Posted by Mandy Stos on June 11, 2012 0 Comments
Alright all it's time to start decorating those bare wrists and ankles for summer time fun. Open your tool box and sort through your rummage. Pull out your extra hex nuts and garden twine (any string will do) and lets get wrapping.
What you need:
Garden twine (any color) three 36" strands
16 used hex nuts (any color)
Take the three stands of garden twine and tie a knot at one end, leaving about 3" of twine.
Begin braiding the strands together for approximately 2".
Once you get that far, you will begin adding the nuts. Before you braid the left strand over the middle, thread on a nut. Be sure to keep it tight and cross the other strand over the nut. Our garden twine seemed to fray a bit so we took a lighter to the ends to prevent this. (BE SAFE!)
Keep your thumb at the base of the braid and continue to add another nut to the other side of the braid. You must keep your thumb on the applied nuts or they will wiggle around if too loose.
Repeat these steps by threading the remaining nuts on the otter strands of the braid.
Once all the nuts are threaded, continue to braid the strands for another 3" and tie a knot like you did at the beginning.
Trim the bracelet to the length you desire. It should wrap at least 2-3 times around your wrist.