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{Macramé: square knot} string & hexnut bracelet
This bracelet has been inspired by this really wonderful “Braided Hex-nut Bracelet” tutorial which I pinned on Pinterest a while back.

Two things I absolutely love about this project are:

1) It’s cheap as chips: I already had string in the cupboard and the brass hexnuts were 3p each from the hardware shop.
2) It’s my kind of jewellery: I’m not really a girly girl IYKWIM!

The bracelet I made is a bit different to the ‘braided hex-nut bracelet’ and uses macrame instead, which is great, because I promised some tutorials a while back and felt a bit bad that I hadn’t written any yet!

Happy knotting!

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  • How to make a rope bracelet. String & Hexnut Bracelet - Step 1
    Step 1

    Square Knot

    Please note: I have used different colored cord in the tutorial so that it’s easier for you to figure out whats going on!

    Knot four cords together.

  • How to make a rope bracelet. String & Hexnut Bracelet - Step 2
    Step 2

    Bring the left cord over the two middle cords. Then bring the right cord over the left cord, under the two middle cords and through the loop formed by the left cord. Pull the right and left cord until the knot tightens.

  • Step 3

    Bring the right cord over the two middle cords. Then bring the left cord over the right cord, under the two middle cords and through the loop formed by the right cord. Pull the right and left cord until the knot tightens. Yippee…you have tied a square knot.

  • How to make a rope bracelet. String & Hexnut Bracelet - Step 4
    Step 4

    If you want to introduce a bead (or hexnut) then simply thread it through onto the two middle cords then carry on tying square knots.

    This might seem a little tricky a first but I promise once you have done it a dozen times you’ll be sorted….!

    For the hex-nut bracelet I used four lengths of string, measuring about 60cm each in length and tied the following knots:

    8 Square knots
    1 hex-nut
    1 square knot
    1 hex-nut
    1 square knot
    1 hex-nut
    1 square knot
    1 hex-nut
    1 square knot
    1 hex-nut
    1 square knot
    1 hex-nut
    1 square knot
    1 hex-nut
    1 square knot
    1 hex-nut
    1 square knot
    1 hex-nut
    8 square knots

    (There’s probably a short-hand way of writing this but shorthand instructions always scare me so I generally give them a wide berth!)

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Louise H.
Louise H.
what size hex nuts do you use
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LaVonne D.
LaVonne D. · Cerritos, California, US · 1 project
what size hexnuts did you use?
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Lys C.
Lys C. · Madrid, Community of Madrid, ES · 14 projects
I embeded your project on my spanish handicrafts blog! http://handmeidea.blogspot.com.es/2012/05/pulsera-de-tuercas-hexnut-bracelet.html
Thanks for this awesome tutorial!
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Thingymajig
Thingymajig
It would work really well with embroidery silk Happy .. Love this though !
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Jennifer T.
Jennifer T. · Winamac, Indiana, US
Just curious but what type of string did you use?
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Shawn J.
Shawn J. · Baltimore, Maryland, US
Can you show more steps? How did you get everything past the 1ST two knots? Thanks! Shawn
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Teejay W.
Teejay W.
I'm in agreement with Rachael B.
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Rachael B.
Rachael B. · 1 project
Great Instructions, but if I look at the photos, in the first photo it looks like you used 2/120cm lengths and folded them in 1/2 to make the loop at 1 end. Is that how you made the loop?
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Gabrielle
Gabrielle · 7 projects
thanks for the reeeeeaaaaallllly good instructions!
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mosskeeto
mosskeeto · Brentwood, Tennessee, US · 8 projects
lovely!
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