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Brass-Nut Bracelet

Be inspired by the inexpensive everyday materials you find in a hardware store -- and string brass “beads” (really wing nuts, thumb nuts, and hex nuts) on cotton cord to craft a bracelet with a cool industrial vibe.




  • 10-inch piece of 1/16-inch cotton cable cord
  • Ruler
  • Two small brass wing nuts
  • Two small brass thumb nuts
  • Three M5-size brass hex nuts
  • Scissors
  • All-purpose clear-drying white glue


  1. Step 1


    Fold cord in half so ends meet.

  2. Step 2

    Knot the folded end to form a 1/4-inch loop to create the bracelet closure.

  3. Step 3

    Measure 3 inches down the cord from the looped knot and make another knot.

  4. Step 4

    Thread both cord ends together through nuts in the following sequence: wing nut (through winged side), thumb nut (through smaller side), all three hex nuts, thumb nut (through knurled side), wing nut (through circular side).

  5. Step 5

    Make another knot in between the second wing nut’s wings to hold all the nuts in place against each other.

  6. Step 6

    Measure 3 inches down the remainder of the cords and make a knot. Trim cord ends. Add glue to knot to secure; allow to dry.



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