A lot of hardware is way cuter than it is given credit for. Hex nuts, for example, are adorable!*
This is a super simple and quick necklace to make. And since it is fast, the variations you will inevitably think of while putting it together will be equally easy to try out (double or triple stands, shorten to a choker, try out different beads, create intricate pendants).
If you do play around with this idea, please post your finished work!
* If you agree, here are two other hexy Instructables you might enjoy:
Step 1: Materials and Tools
Materials (18" necklace)
38 Small hex nuts, 1/4" in diameter
2 Standard sized hex nuts, 7/16" in diameter
39 Pieces jewelry wire, 1" long, 22 gauge
3 Cylinder hematite beads
1 Eye pin, 22 gauge
3 Headpins, 22 gauge