Today I’m doing a blog swap with Amy from Green Eggs and Hamm!
You can find me over at Green Eggs and Hamm posting about an old men’s tie turned statement necklace!
I have a feeling you’ll fall in love with Amy. She is A-MA-ZING. She blogs about her insane thrifting finds like this Burberry trench, recipies, incredible repurposing like this thrifted dress turned carry-all, and her adorable kiddos who I love so much!
First of all, let me say that Shelley is fabulous, and put simply, a designer ninja…a blackbelt…designer ninja. I have had the blessing of being in her home (we’re cousins, she has no choice) and this blog of hers is only a tidbit of her fabulousness. Enough of me rambling about Shelley…did I mention she has great hair too? Marsha, Marsha, Marsha!
Today we are doing a tutorial I found over at Honestly WTF. It’s a braided Hex Nut bracelet. The best part: it cost around $2, and takes less than 10 minutes, plus all supplies can be found at a hardware store, or in your hubby’s toolbox.
- Start with the strand on the left and holding the braid taught add a nut and push it to the base of braid. You’ll want to hold that nut firmly in place.
- Then crossover that strand.
- Before joining the right side, add another nut, hold firmly then crossover.
Follow this with the remaining hex nuts, then finish with another inch or 2 of braid, tie another knot and you are finished. You can leave a long strand and tie it with a knot, or do what I did and find a nice clasp. I hate wearing jewelry at home. It’s the first thing I take off when I enter the door…right before I put on my sweats.
Hope you all come by and say hello. Much love! Amy
***linking up to these great parties and more below***
so cute!! what a great idea!
Shelley, I just wanted to let you know I featured your slipcover makeover on Transformations and Treasures today. 🙂 Thanks for sharing this!
Wow..what a brilliant idea! So beautiful. Wish you a great Thursday
Seriously some talented and creative cousins! I totally remember friendship bracelets! Do you remember the safety pins with beads?
Okay, this is weird commenting here for Amy when Shelley will get the response. Love the necktie necklace. Found Amy's blog through Cariboo Butterfly, and yours through Amy's.
I LOVE the pop of metal mixed with the fiber! I have seen Hex bracelets that are sewn together, but never like this!! I also make jewelry!
I am now a follower!
Beautiful bracelets, Amy! I love the mix of natural with hardware – creates such pretty pieces! Thank you so much for linking your creativity to the Earthy Essentials party at the DIY Show Off! 🙂
Hi! Your Neck-Tie-Necklace was linked up over at my Making It With Allie party… I clicked over to find it on your blog and haven't been able to! I would like to add it as part of my features if you can't point me to where it is at on your blog!
I just found your blog and am your newest follower! These bracelets look amazing! Thanks for creating such a fab blog full of inspiration.
Wow, wow, wow. LOVE these!!! Following you now, as well! ~Lori