Monday, March 7, 2011

DIY hardware jewelry

I recently found this DIY over on seesaw, and had to try my hand at it! Who knew hardware could be so chic?

The inspiration:

My version:

Originally I started with the look from the picture using small brass hex nuts. Then I got more creative and tried different sizes, colors and lengths.


Each bracelet only took about five minutes. They are that simple!
(Bonus: I think the hubby enjoyed showing me around the hardware store)

(First photo courtesy of seesaw) 

12 comments:

Mark said...

Hubby lol...

Kyle said...

I do like that hardware store, it has a nice old time feel.
Now maybe you will start doing more with hardware or tools. Welding perhaps?

Good job, they look even better in real life in case anyone was wondering.

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Jenn said...

looks awesome! what kind of cord did you use Lite Brite?

Michelle Porth said...

Thanks! I used basic twine for the cord.

Jenn said...

do you think any other type of material would keep the hex nuts in place, or is twine the only sturdy material best suited for this?

Michelle Porth said...

You know, I think you could use other types of material-- just use smaller hex nuts. For the twine, I used 10-24 hex nuts... but they make much smaller ones, so if you use thread or yarn or something softer, I would use smaller hardware.

If you decide to make one, send me a pic! I'd love to see :-)

Cameo Cake and Pastry said...

I love these! How much would you charge if I wanted to get one from you? :)

Michelle Porth said...

Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner Carrie! I'd love to make one for you! It'd only cost what the materials run... which depends on what type of hex nuts you want, how many you want on the bracelet, etc. But at the most like 5.00 :-) Brass and stainless steal are the most expensive; the regular silver ones are much cheaper.

Cameo Cake and Pastry said...

I'm a HUGE fan of stainless steel (I think it's the baker in me) and I like the one with 18 total hex nuts :) Let me know if the stainless costs more, I would love one!

Michelle Porth said...

Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner! I will definitely make you one! The stainless still does cost more... I need to go to the store to see. But I will let you know!

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