|Before: Hex Nuts|
We had another busy weekend but we found time to make a set of simple earrings using stray stainless steel hex nuts leftover from a long finished remodeling project. We liked the combination of silver and blue in these simple, easy to make earrings.
|Spool of blue suede|
2 stainless steel hex nuts
2 surgical steel hypoallergenic fish hook earring findings
Blue suede or other stringing materials
|After: Earring by GeltDesigns.com|
Select the hex nuts.
Cut about five inches of blue suede or the stringing material of your choice.
Fold the suede in half and then make a square knot about midway to make a loop at the top of the suede.
Slide the hex nut over the loop so the hex nut sits on top of the knot.
Add an earring finding to the loop.
Repeat to create the matching earring.
Make Earrings from Grommets
Make a Bracelet from Grommets
Make a Three Strand Bracelet from Copper Washers
Make a Bib Necklace from Washers
"Making Designer Jewelry from Hardware, Gems, and Beads": Nicole Noelle Sherman; 2008.
"Hardwear: Jewelry from a Toolbox"; Hannah Rogge; 2006.
Day 71. Month 3. Jewelry from Found Objects. $ spent to date: 0
Found materials: hex nuts
New Jewelry a Day.