This DIY bracelet pictorial proves that nuts and bolts don't always have to stay in the toolbox. This hex nut diamond design is simple yet bold; the hex nuts used add an intriguing texture because of the chiselled shape of the brass.
This DIY pictorial on a blog called Trinkets in Bloom walks you through the process. It requires brass nuts, jump rings, pliers and rat tail cord. You can adjust the length of the cord to make a necklace. It requires some work with pliers and a lighter, so it won't be suitable for children.
Taking mundane housework supplies to create a beautiful piece of jewelry is a way to show off your creative skills. Brighten up hardware store goods with colorful cords of your choice.