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.
- First, cut a string that’s about 6 inches longer than the length you’d like your necklace to be.
- Tie two knots about 6 inches from the end of either side of the string.
- String one of the corner braces onto the ends and tie two knots.
- Add several nuts and washers onto either side and tie two knots.
- Repeat steps 2-4 until you’ve used all of the corner braces, tie two final knots, and you’re done!
Carhartt Women’s Milam Shirt pictured above
Remember Detroit artist, Kate Silvio? Along her path to becoming a craftsperson, she’s picked up many useful trades and skills. Metal fabrication being one of them. Working in the metal shop can be extremely physical labor. After all the welding, cutting, bending, and hammering it’s easy to work up quite a sweat. That’s why Carhartt Force is perfect for a rigorous day on the job. It’s made with FastDry® technology for quick wicking, Stain Breaker™ technology that releases stains, and the fabric fights odors to boot.
Take a look at some of Kate’s work here.
Check out what she’s wearing: Carhartt Women’s Force Performance Quarter-Zip Shirt, Original-Fit Canvas Crawford Dungaree, Billing Safety Glasses, and Women’s Soft Hands Gloves.
I made another trip to the hardware store to get inspiration this week, and it hit me– a candelabra made out of pipes! It’s different, sturdy, and easy to do. This is a great idea for a Valentine’s gift. Make a night out of it; pizza and beer by very rustic candlelight. Use some great textures to to set the table. Faux fur and wool blankets, a nice slab of wood for a flat surface, bamboo plates, his favorite beer, and a nice pizza pie are the perfect set up for a cozy night in. Forget the cards covered in pink hearts and get to the hardware store! This will be a piece you can keep around forever. It’s a fun conversation starter in the home and perfect for late-night picnics.
While you’re at it, cuddle up in this Carhartt Clarksburgh Quarter-Zip Sweatshirt & Copper Harbor Hat.
When I was young, I always spent time fiddling through the toolbox in our garage. I was intrigued by all the nuts, bolts, and screws. It’s no wonder now that I love going to the hardware store and figuring out how to turn those odds and ends into jewelry. Check out this simple starburst necklace made out of corner brackets. It’s such a great tomboy twist on the geometric accessories that are trending right now.
Give it a try!
take a closer look at my outfit: Carhartt Women’s Portland Down Jacket, Linwood Chambray Shirt, Calumet Long-Sleeved Crew Neck, Women’s Series 1889 Slim Double Front Dungarees, Acrylic Headband, & Women’s Wellington Boots
If you’re in Minneapolis, the odds are you know how important it is to bundle up when it’s this cold out. You’re probably also extremely aware of Mall of America. Put those two together, and you’re ready for winter! Pictured above is the MOA Carhartt store. The staff is so helpful and friendly. The next time you’re in the area, stop by and check it out. Carhartt will keep you warm in the most frigid of temperatures.
Ever since I was a kid, I loved going to the hardware store. To this day I still feels like a wonderland. There are so many odds and ends that have so many great purposes you can repurpose a million different ways. I’ve been seeing Infiniti symbols around a lot lately. Kinda cool new trend. Well guess what– an “s” hook looks a lot like an Infiniti sign! And so began my mission of making a bracelet entirely from hardware. Here it is. Give it a whirl. You’ll love it. I’m never taking mine off. It’s a great accessory for any Carhartt girl.
Hardware and outerwear scream Carhartt. With the latest stud trend, we can merge them into a fun, fashionable outfit. You have to try these little metallic beauties. They bring so much personality to an outfit and they’re easy to add. The structured lines of the Carhartt Women’s Tucker Jacket are ideal for a little spike action.
shop this look: Signature Tee, Tucker jacket, Carhartt jeans
I love browsing through hardware stores. There are so many inspiring odds and ends calling out to be made into something. Yesterday I picked up a few interesting things, and I challenged myself to make some necklaces out of unconventional items. It’s amazing what can be pulled together from a few corner braces, clothes line, washers, and even brass tubing. It’s another reminder that tools aren’t just for the guys. Girls love them too!
Take a closer look at the jacket and shirt I’m wearing along with my new bling here.