Friendship bracelets have come a long way over the years. While growing up, we would simply braid 3 strands of brightly colored thread together and call it a day. Fast forward to now and you’ve got all kinds of crazy techniques to express friendship with, in bracelet form. Inspired by Pinterest, my friend Jannell and I got together and “UP’ed” our friendship bracelet with a few hex screws…18 to be exact. Here’s how it’s done.
What you need for the DIY:
Roll of twine, 18 gold or silver hex nuts, scissors, tape, and your crafty hands.
- Start out but cutting 3 strands of twine (or rope) measuring out to 1 yard each. It should be long enough to wrap around your wrist 3 times.
- Tie the 3 pieces together in a knot, and secure the twine with tape to any surface.
-Begin braiding the 3 strands together. Once you braid at least an inch and a half, take your nuts and begin braiding them into the bracelet.
-When braiding you want to make sure you’re adding the nuts to the outer threads. Be sure to hold the nuts tightly with your fingers as you’re braiding, otherwise they will begin to move all over the place. That’s no bueno.
- Once you have completed adding the nuts to your braid, you’re going to want to continue braiding till about an inch is left on the thread. Then of course secure the braid with a knot.
VOILA! You’ve got yourself a fancy hex nut friendship bracelet. -brittany