Nyc Nest Maven

Living in NYC is an art form. First you have to find the perfect space and then you must fill it. This blog will be a log of all the tips and tricks learned since my arrival in the city during the summer of 2005. I hope you will join me in my treasure hunting.
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Braided Brass Hex Nut Bracelets. Thanks to my new infatuation with Pinterest I have come across a number of fantastic ideas and DIY projects. This was such a wonderful and unexpected DIY gift find that I just had to try it myself! The bracelets were a smash with everyone who got one as a gift too.
These amazing pieces of wrist-candy are selling for upwards of $185 so spending the time to do it is truly worth your while! Follow the step by step instructions here. Please note my following tips as they will save you time:
1. The best size of brass hex nut is 8-32 (use 24 instead of the recommended 18 with this size) or 10-32, which are slightly bigger, here 18 is all you need. As far as where to buy these brass nuts, it was much more difficult to find than expected …. but ultimately Home Depot stocks them and the staff was very amused by my project. 
2. For my projects I used kitchen twine which frayed too easily so I would recommend something that can be easily threaded through the nuts - check your local craft store and experiment for best results.
Happy Crafting!

Braided Brass Hex Nut Bracelets. Thanks to my new infatuation with Pinterest I have come across a number of fantastic ideas and DIY projects. This was such a wonderful and unexpected DIY gift find that I just had to try it myself! The bracelets were a smash with everyone who got one as a gift too.

These amazing pieces of wrist-candy are selling for upwards of $185 so spending the time to do it is truly worth your while! Follow the step by step instructions here. Please note my following tips as they will save you time:

1. The best size of brass hex nut is 8-32 (use 24 instead of the recommended 18 with this size) or 10-32, which are slightly bigger, here 18 is all you need. As far as where to buy these brass nuts, it was much more difficult to find than expected …. but ultimately Home Depot stocks them and the staff was very amused by my project. 

2. For my projects I used kitchen twine which frayed too easily so I would recommend something that can be easily threaded through the nuts - check your local craft store and experiment for best results.

Happy Crafting!

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