As you know, I've been into the color blocking fashion trend lately. I had a couple of nuts, and decided that I was going to use some of my organized embroidery thread to wrap 'em up & create a necklace! I really like how this little project turned out. It's super easy & inexpensive to do, but the results are really quite nice!
By the way, it's really hard to take an up-close picture of yourself wearing a necklace. This was like the 20th take of trying to get the same picture.
Anyway, I started out with some hex nuts!
I decided to use three different blues, to create a fading effect. I chose my three colors & got going. Using a large (#13) sized needle, I tied on the end of a piece of thread, and wrapped the thread around each nut.
Don't worry about it if after the first round, you haven't quite covered each of the corners. I went around each nut 2 times to make sure that everything was smooth & there was no gold-nuttage showing through the thread. Once satisfied, tie a few knots, & you're done, move on to the next!
Here are all three of my wrapped nuts. I then knotted them again (just in case!) & cut the tail of the thread off.
It's as easy as that! String your nuts onto a necklace chain & you're good to go!
I really like this one, I think it's pretty fun! You can't really tell what they started out as. I think that this craft would look great with larger OR smaller bolts as well. You could do a ton of them in the same or different colors as well & have 20 on the same necklace at once. Or do some with little bolts & some larger bolts & put them all together on the necklace. I feel like there's a lot of possibilities for this necklace! The same concept could be used to create a hex nut bracelet as well! What do you think?
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