I bought a couple packs of hex nuts from the hardware store, hoping to make some of those bracelets I saw on Honestly WTF. See the DIY on those bracelets HERE.

Instead, I made a pendant out of the hex nuts!

You will need:

  1. hex nuts
  2. flat leather cord, or necklace chain link
  3. pliers
  4. jump rings

I Try DIY | Hex Nut Pendant

Arrange the hex nuts in whatever shape you’d like your pendant to be. Maybe it’s because I have Valentine’s Day blog posts on my mind, so this is what I came up with.

I Try DIY | Hex Nut Pendant

Using your pliers, connect each adjacent hex nut using some jewelry jump rings.

I Try DIY | Hex Nut Pendant

Continue until you get to the design you want.

I Try DIY | Hex Nut Pendant
I could have used a regular chain link, but chose to use a flat leather cord instead. I was being lazy. Either way, this is what I came up with! I can’t wait to make more necklaces, with pendants of other shapes.


I Try DIY | Hex Nut Pendant

Make sure to tag me on your own hex nut pendants! I’d love to see what types of hex nut necklaces and jewelry you guys come up with.



January 8, 2012



  1. Reply


    August 21, 2012

    Hello, i love your idea and let me tell you, you were the inspiration to come up with some amazing earings, if i have your permission i would love to post them here.
    Thank you
    Ana Beck

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    Samantha Arcega

    August 12, 2012

    where did you buy the leather chord? 🙂

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      Mikko Sumulong

      August 13, 2012

      You can buy from Divisoria for cheap. However, The Bead Shop sells them as well. 🙂

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    Pearl Blay

    June 28, 2012

    One of the best uses of hex nuts in jewelry I've seen! I will feature and link back in a future post so others will come visit!


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    March 1, 2012

    How do you attach the leather cord to the hex nut? I see jump rings but don't know how they attach to the cord.

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      Mikko Sumulong

      August 13, 2012

      Sorry, didn't realize I haven't replied to this! You can either knot the cord on both corner jump rings. In this particular one, I threaded it through several jump rings (hidden in the back), to hold the heart shape as well.

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    A Girl Named Leney

    February 3, 2012

    I loved this! Featured it on my Friday Favorite’s post today, hope you don’t mind:)
    Check it out if you wish!


    <3 Leney

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    January 29, 2012

    I love this idea and will make many of them for gifts…I thought about putting a jewel in the middle of each hole…thanks for the tutorial…great

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    January 16, 2012

    Looks great! Nice job on it. If I had jump rings that thin I'd definitely make this.

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    Tutus & Tea Parties

    January 15, 2012

    This is so cool! I'd love for you to link up and share: http://tutusandteaparties.blogspot.com/2012/01/pinteresting-party-week-twenty-two.html

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    Miss "A"

    January 15, 2012

    Oh!) So pretty and originally))) Thank you for idea!

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    Scared Stitchless

    January 14, 2012

    Ooh I like this better than the original. Thanks for the inspiration! I might just make one for myself (someday).

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    Number Two Lover

    January 11, 2012

    Pretty! Galing mo! 😀

    Almira 🙂