The latest handmade jewelry craze? Hardware jewelry! Nuts and washers abound in the latest posts on DIY craft blogs and online creative communities. Eager to get my hands on some hardware to play with, I headed to my local home improvement store last weekend and picked up some goodies...
Above (from left to right): solid brass 3/8 inch nuts from McGuckin Hardware
, silk ribbon available at Artbeads.com
, polyester ribbons from Michaels
, assorted chain maille jump rings from Michaels
, flat size #10S brass washers from Home Depot
, denim and tan braided ribbon from Ornamentea
, and multi-purpose cabled-cotton twine from McGuckin Hardware
My design plans are still in the development stages, but you can see a couple different ideas I have been playing with in the above picture. Can't wait to start playing with these!
Following are some of the hardware jewelry projects I am itching to try (click through to see full posts/tutorials for each):
Have you experimented with hardware jewelry yet? Share your tips and tricks!
Until next time,