What dad wouldn't be proud to sport hex nuts and leather on his wrist?
Step 1: What You Need
- A leather boot lace
- 10-12 hex nuts Jewelry wire (I used 20 gauge)
- Pliers (either nylon jaw or flat.. Don't use pliers with 'teeth')
- A lobster claw hook
Step 2: Preparing The Lace
Cut a piece of wire about 5 or 6 inches long.
Twist the wire around one end, leaving a loop of leather above it
Step 3: Wrap The End
For extra 'staying power' you can pull the wire through the loop and use it to either secure the end of the down to the bracelet or make a loop to use as a hook.
(If your lobster claw is small, you'll probably need the loop, if it's larger, you can use the leather loop to clasp. )
Use your pliers to press the wire ends firmly into the leather so they aren't scratchy.
Step 4: Start Braiding
Start a simple braid.
Make the braid fairly tight.
When the braid is about 2" long, move onto the next step.
Step 5: Add Hex Nuts To The Braid
Complete the braid stitch, pulling the leather tight.
Add two more hex nuts to the next stitch, following this pattern until you have 10-12 hex nuts braided into the bracelet.