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The new style in bracelets is layers, mixing and matching multiple styles to complete a look or an outfit.  Most things in jewelry are meant for a girly-er girl, but then someone came up with this ‘hex nut’ bracelet to give that same idea some edge.

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STEP 1: Buy twine or string and the smallest hex nuts you can find, smaller ones work better than bigger ones.

STEP 2: Cut three strings the same length (about 15inches) and knot them at one end.

STEP 3: Tape down the end with the knot

STEP 4: Begin braiding (you can do either a 3 or 4-strand braid – but the 3 is easier)

STEP 5: At about 1/3 of the way into the braid, start beading the nuts into the braid – you may have to adjust them as you go but be sure to alternate which sides they go on.

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STEP 6: Once the desired amount of hardware is braided, continue braiding the remaining string.

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STEP 7: Tie another knot at the end of your braid

STEP 8: Wrap the bracelet around your wrist a few times and knot the ends together.

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Pinners’s Notes: You can add a clasp to the ends of the bracelet, but I liked how the ends just flowed together and made it look like a seamless bracelet.  I tried this first with larger hex nuts because Pinterest didn’t specify, so I had to go back to the store and get smaller ones.  Side note, the hex nuts do add weight to a bracelet, so simply tying a knot at the end isn’t enough, I recommend double knotting.  I also found it easier to tape the bracelet down while braiding with the nuts, as they provide weight to the bracelet, you need to keep that weight in one spot to make the braiding easier.

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