hex nut bracelet

brooklyn jorts

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this took a lot longer than i expected, but i’m baaack! these photos are from last friday, which was a 5-star day, in which i got my new sofa delivered AND got the internet successfully installed.. almost 1 month after moving to brooklyn. it has been a long month. there is still a LOT to be done in my apartment, but at least now i have a place to sit. i didn’t foresee how strange and empty the place would feel after moving from a 1-bedroom to a 3-bedroom. first world problems, anyone?

after spending a good hour online friday, the man-friend and i decided to make our wonderful day even better by walking the dogs to prospect park.

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here we are! just last night i was showing him these photos, and he asked why i never post his picture here. “because it’s all about ME” was my response, but today i feel like sharing.

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i’ve been wearing this pair of cut-off jorts all through the process of moving. i guess it’s like a new brooklyn uniform. i had to finally wash them last week, yet i kept searching for them each morning, running through the apartment yelling “where are my JORTS?! i NEED them to LIVEEEE!!!”. it was such a relief to get them back. they’re nice and loose around my thighs, which, for me, is an important, yet hard-to-find feature in shorts.

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i fancied-up my jorts with this shiny new hex-nut bracelet. noel and some other friends and i made these in brooklyn bridge park last week, after a failed attempt to see ‘breakfast at tiffany’s’. i’ve been having so much fun making simple jewelry this summer. i brought home a bag full of colorful plastic beads from ohio, and can’t wait to dig into it.

free people striped shirt, vintage crochet slip, hudson denim shorts (c/o), comptoir des cotonniers hat, anthropologie sandals, feed bag (c/o)

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My first project!  I’m doing the Hex Nut Bracelet today.

I got bamboo cord and toggle closures from Michael’s and a box of 100 hex nuts (#10-32) from Home Depot.  All told it cost me about $10.  I started with 3 lengths of cord about 1 yard long, but, as you can see, I had some trouble since the cord was so thin.  To combat this, I doubled up the cord so I had 6 lengths.  This worked a lot better.  The hardest part was keeping the hex nuts in place while I put the next one on the cord, but once I got the hang of it it went along really easily.  And Irene decided the cord was for her to play with more than once so if you’ve got cats, watch out!

Success!  I’m looking forward to wearing this!

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DIY ♥ Simple Hex Nut Bracelet by Katrinaosity

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D.I.Y Chic Hex Nut Bracelet! (by AngelaMinjiKim)

More DIY time!!! :o)