Manly Magnetic Bracelet




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Introduction: Manly Magnetic Bracelet

About: Ordinary guy with no special skills, just trying to change the world one backyard invention at a time. See more at: On Twitter - @300MPGBen and at

I keep around a small pile of salvaged magnets to play with. I keep them with some ball-bearings and washers as a toy.
The other day, I was at a store and saw some interesting jewelry. Much of it was bracelets with magnetic latches.

I thought to myself, "Why not make an ENTIRE bracelet out of magnets!?"

The main reason not to is because the magnets like to line themselves up straight. So, I grabbed a box of 5/16th" nuts from the garage. 6-sided nuts allow you to make 60 degree and 120 degree angles, perfect for triangles and hexagons.

I played around with the nuts and magnets and found that evenly spacing them out made a nice, masculine-looking, wrist bracelet. In addition, doubling the nuts and magnets let me make a zig-zag pattern.

The bracelet could be easily put on or taken off just by pulling it apart. The magnets are strong enough that it really holds together well, yet didn't pinch, nor did I find it accidentally magnetically grabbing anything else.

In about 30 seconds, I was able to make a nice looking bracelet from recycled and reusable materials, for free, and with zero waste!

Hope you like it! Do you have some magnets around? Let me see what you can make!
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