Would you rather spend $185 for this version?
Or $5 for this DIY version?
I picked up the parts for both bracelets at the local hardware store for $10. The twine was the most expensive part and there’s plenty left to tie up many a roast chicken. The DIY directions didn’t give much in the way of specifics, just twine and small hex nuts. Uh, there are a lot of different options for twine….
I went with Wellington Cabled Cotton Premium Multi-Purpose Twine and 10-32 diameter hex nuts (vs 8-32 or 6-32). Picked up both gold & silver colors for variety. Just 15 cents each!
Some helpful hints when braiding. First, anchor the twine with something – a wine bottle works nicely. And a helper nearby or a third hand is handy. Especially if you’ve had a glass (or two) of wine. Always on the lookout for process improvement, Nikki threaded more than one nut at a time, which helped when trying to keep tension.
I think it turned out pretty nicely. Gotta figure out how to seal the ends because I can’t tie it on by myself. Otherwise, perfection!
Hey, maybe I have a 2nd career as a hand model? Ok, that’s Nikki’s hand. Don’t you love her ring?0