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Picture of Hex Nut Necklace

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:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Chocolate-Nut-Assortment/
http://www.instructables.com/id/Hex-Nut-Tree-Topper-and-Ornaments/

Step 1: Materials and Tools

Picture of Materials and Tools
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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

Tools
Wire Cutter
Round pliers
Metal file

 
very high recommendation of using stainless steel or copper or brass nuts. nickel plated will not last and can eventually rust. stainless don't rust and copper and brass tarnish but can be cleaned easily
foobear4 years ago
very cool