DIY Hardware Chevron Necklace

I love to make patterns out of everyday objects. When I spotted the corner braces at the hardware store stacked one on top of the other, I got excited! What a great way to recreate a chevron pattern! Then take that a step further and make it into a necklace. Hardware to fashion yet again!

You’ll need: leather string, 3 corner braces, some nuts and washers, and a pair of scissors.

  1. First, cut a string that’s about 6 inches longer than the length you’d like your necklace to be.
  2. Tie two knots about 6 inches from the end of either side of the string.
  3. String one of the corner braces onto the ends and tie two knots.
  4. Add several nuts and washers onto either side and tie two knots.
  5. Repeat steps 2-4 until you’ve used all of the corner braces, tie two final knots, and you’re done!

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Carhartt Women’s Milam Shirt pictured above

DIY Infinity Choker

Jewelry made from hardware is a Crafted in Carhartt favorite. This Infinity Necklace is a quick craft for all you hardware lovin’ folks out there.

You’ll need: leather string, an “s” hook, clamp closures, a set of spring clasps, scissors, and needles nose pliers.

  • First, cut two pieces of string that are the same size as the circumference of your neck.
  • Fold one of the strings in half, loop it through the “s” hook, and tuck the two ends through the folded part of the string.
  • Then repeat with the second string on the opposite side of the “s” hook.
  • Put a clamp closure on each of the four free ends of string.
  • Then hook the clamp closures together on either side with the rings of the spring clasps.
  • Last, connect the spring clasp to one side and you’re done!

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