I’m nuts. You’re nuts. Let’s wear some nuts.
I think we’ve all seen some of the crazy/awesome hardware jewelry floating around Pinterest and such. This is actually pretty genius because I think we all have extra hardware accumulating in a junk drawer somewhere. Why not make something unique? WHY NOT, I SAY!?
- Chain swiped from an old broken necklace
- 2 packages of sequins from the craft store (.79 whole cents each)
- Hex nuts, found in your local hardware store or junk drawer (I used 22)
Before I go any further, I feel I must point out one creepy detail…
Devilish smirking Baileys cup will haunt your dreams for all time. Onward!
I disassembled the old necklace and cut it to the desired length.
In keeping with the whole hardware theme I have going on, I used a washer as part of the clasp. I don’t know why, I just felt like it.
Now I know this was naughty, but I used several strands of black thread and a needle to string my nuts and sequins. I basically tied knots to the ends of each hanging chain, which is just dumb, but I didn’t have jewelry wire. Use that instead, mmk? I’m going to replace it the first chance I get. Or, you know, when it breaks.
As far as the beading pattern, I just did what felt well with my soul. I imagine if you used another color of sequins or silver nuts you can have a completely different look. I’m probably going to make a bracelet next.
As always, my favorite thing about this is that it was cheap. I love cheap crafts. This whole thing costed me about two bucks. Not bad!
I just said the word ‘nuts’ more times than any human being should in one blog post. Or in her lifetime.