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Polished hardware arm candy!
Here’s a tutorial based on HonestlyWTF’s Box Braid Necklace. I really like how polished the necklace looks and many of you have been asking us about it as well. Here we go!

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  • How to make a hardware bracelet. Hex Nut Box Braid Bracelet - Step 1
    Step 1

    Materials:
    - 4 strands of 1-yard long suede
    - 20 Hex nuts – Ours were 7mm in diameter
    - Washer – 15mm in diameter (not pictured).
    - Superglue (not pictured).

  • How to make a hardware bracelet. Hex Nut Box Braid Bracelet - Step 2
    Step 2

    To begin, tie the 4 strands together with a knot, leaving a 1.5? excess

  • How to make a hardware bracelet. Hex Nut Box Braid Bracelet - Step 3
    Step 3

    Arrange your suede strands as shown.

  • How to make a hardware bracelet. Hex Nut Box Braid Bracelet - Step 4
    Step 4

    Bring the top vertical strand down across your palm and the bottom vertical strand up.

  • How to make a hardware bracelet. Hex Nut Box Braid Bracelet - Step 5
    Step 5

    Bring the bottom horizontal strand over and under.

  • How to make a hardware bracelet. Hex Nut Box Braid Bracelet - Step 6
    Step 6

    Now, bring the top horizontal strand over and under in the opposite direction.

  • How to make a hardware bracelet. Hex Nut Box Braid Bracelet - Step 7
    Step 7

    Pull the strands tight. You have now completed a box braid! Do 6 box braids for the beginning of your bracelet.

  • How to make a hardware bracelet. Hex Nut Box Braid Bracelet - Step 8
    Step 8

    String a hex nut to the top vertical strand and complete a box braid as per normal. Alternate your hex nuts, so it will be one box braid with, next without and thereafter. Do note that you will always be stringing your hex nuts to this same strand, or else they won’t be aligned on your bracelet!

  • How to make a hardware bracelet. Hex Nut Box Braid Bracelet - Step 9
    Step 9

    When you are done stringing 20 hex nuts, end the bracelet with 6 box braids.

  • How to make a hardware bracelet. Hex Nut Box Braid Bracelet - Step 10
    Step 10

    I am going to use a large washer to secure the ends here. String 2 suede strands through the large washer.

  • How to make a hardware bracelet. Hex Nut Box Braid Bracelet - Step 11
    Step 11

    Tie a knot under the washer and repeat for the other end of the bracelet. You don’t have to worry about the size since the box braid gives it a bit of a stretch! It will slip on and off your wrist easily, so no worries.

  • How to make a hardware bracelet. Hex Nut Box Braid Bracelet - Step 12
    Step 12

    Lastly, trim your ends and secure your knots with a drop of superglue.

  • How to make a hardware bracelet. Hex Nut Box Braid Bracelet - Step 13
    Step 13

    You’re done! Be creative and play around with washers, beads etc. :)

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