#Projectosh Nuts About Jewelry? Create Jewelry with Everyday Hardware

Sometimes hardware is just hardware. But in crafty hands it can become a necklace, bracelet, or any bolty-y bling you can think of. With more fasteners than you can imagine plus all the materials you’ll need in our store, you’ll have enough wearable hardware for any occasion.

Check out the styles we created here or explore our metallic treasure and let your imagination shine.

Hardware Chevron Necklace

ChevronNecklace

What You’ll Need:

  • 8-10 corner braces (Zinc and Plated Brass)
  • 32.5-ft twisted mason line.

Instructions:

  1. Stack desired amount of corner braces together. Thread a 4-ft line through both holes so that you’re left with an even length on each side.
  2. Tie a double knot at the top of the stack on each side so that the corner braces stay together snugly. Make sure at least a foot and a half of line remains on both sides.
  3. Tie the ends together in a secure knot (Make no more than two knots for optimal comfort). Cut off any excess length.

Hardware Hexnut Bracelet

Hexnut Bracelet

What You’ll Need:

  • 3 strands cut into 1-yd pieces
  • 18 small brass hex nuts

Instructions:

  1. Gather the 3 strands of twine and tie a knot at the top, leaving about 2 inches of slack. Start braiding. Begin braiding in the nuts around 1-in down.
  2. Before you bring the far left strand over the middle one, slip on a nut, push it against the base of the braid, and cross over.
  3. Before bringing far right strand over middle one, slip on another nut, push it against base of braid and cross over. Remember to hold thumb against base of braid to keep nuts in place. Repeat step 2.
  4. Repeat the steps, by threading the rest of the nuts to the outer pieces of twine before they are crossed over. Thread, cross, thread, cross. Finish the bracelet with another inch of braided twine and a knot.

Tip: Add some extra bling with a quick coat of gold spray paint.

Before braiding, place nuts on an old newspaper and coat once with spray can. Let nuts dry, flip them over, and repeat.