We’re Nuts About These DIY Hex Nut Accessories!
Earlier this month, we stocked up on hex nuts from the hardware store and created earrings, a bracelet, and a pendant. Well, we’re at it again with hex nuts and, this time, the tutorials are even quicker, simpler, and just as stylish!
<br/>– suede cord (18 inches)
the braceletPinterest, so we had to try our hand at creating our own version of what is quickly becoming a crafty classic.
Tie a knot at the top and braid as you would any braided bracelet. After about 2 inches, start sliding hex nuts onto the outer edges of each braid step. Repeat until you’re through all your hex nuts.
Create a looped knot at the end to act as your clasp.
And you’re done!
Next, the necklace. This is a pared down take on the one we created a few weeks ago.
Lay out your hex nuts in a design you like. We went with a simple triangle or pyramid shape.
Start with two hex nuts and use wire to wrap around and connect them.
Continue all the way around your shape.
Use that same wire to connect each end of the chain to the pendant you’ve made.
Boom! You’ve got a brand new pendant.
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!