This Instructable describes a method of making a paracord lanyard to help keep your glasses on, or near, your head.  Based on your adjustment of the cord, the glasses can either dangle on your chest, or be held snugly to the face.  This method uses only paracord; some alternative approaches that incorporate additional materials are shown at the end.

Step 1: Materials

Required Materials

Paracord, about 1 yard (or 95cm)
Eye glasses or sunglasses (if you don't have these, well, why bother?)
Lighter (to singe cord ends)
Knife or Scissors  (unless you have really sharp teeth)

Optional Materials

Plastic Cord Lock
Wooden bead
I made one of these for Roger-X to go canoeing (but with 2mm cord I had left from another project). <br><br> Easy to make, and effective to use.
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<p>My glasses frame is hard plastic and broke recently, and I used a glue gun to temporarily repair until I get a new one. However, the temporary repair is rather wide and I was badly seeking one of these glasses straps, so thank you for posting this! </p>
<p>Perfect!!! I had all the pieces on hand and put it together in less than 10 mins, using a cord stop, versus the sliding knots. </p>
<p>This is exactly what I was looking for! I've wasted so much money buying other lanyards and never being happy with them. This took 10 minutes to make and 50 cents worth of materials! Plus, you can customize a bit to your liking. Here's to DIY projects!</p>
<p>This was the perfect solution for me. I am near sighted and only need my glasses for distance and need to remove them when I read or use the computer. I looked at the junk they sell at the glasses shop and they are all tacky and around 6.00. I picked up the paracord for 2.00 and with a minimum of time and effort was able to get a nice looking lanyard for my glasses. I only have two issues with your instructions; that being when you are referring to the &quot;working&quot; end let people know that it is the loose end, and the images for when you're making the &quot;noose&quot; knot that you indicate which end was the loose end in the image. These will make it simpler for those of us who have not studied knots much. Other then those two very minor issues excellent instructions!</p>
<p>This is a great ibble. Thanks for posting.</p><p>The only change I made was I gutted the paracord. It makes it a bit lighter and it also makes the knots a little smaller and more comfortable.</p>
Lookin' for a lanyard - bit sidetracked by this cool project
Great and well explained project. I just made some for my Costas. I altered the attachment to my glasses. My Costas have a hole where a rubber plug was for the frames to grip my head. I pulled that out and threaded the paracord through the hole and used another figure eight knot to attach. Works and looks great! I've dubbed them my &quot;Para Croakies.&quot;
I didn't realize the pics uploaded upside down until it posted.
Good instructable, thanks, I'll certainly try it
With the wooden baed you can use a little ring made from wire to aboid it to got out of the cord. <br> <br>Something like this:
THANKS SO MUCH :D i made something a bit more complex than this with it but id always wondered how to make those knots
You're welcome. What did you make?
a glasses lanyard thingy i used rex lace and beads<br><br>heres a picture https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/390638_2787985983675_1379070580_3114238_1024186454_n.jpg
I like simple. <br>Made one up while having my breakfast coffee.
This is so on the money....I stopped by the surplus shop today and need to get a few &quot;glass's keepers&quot; thy where out. then I find this.......THANK YOU &gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;THANK YOU&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;THANK YOU.<br>Now I have a use for all the short bit's of para-cord I have in a bag in my rope box.<br>Beer are on me if you get to BROOKLYN.
Simple, elegant and very useful. My first project and I could not be happier! Thanks!!
I find two double overhand knots tightened pretty tightly works great for this--I've used it as an adjustment in two improvised shoulder straps--one on my largest nerf gun ( ;D ) and the other on my (heavier, hehe) industrial flashlight (I had to steal the pad from my messenger bag strap to make that comfortable...). I've never had trouble with that, although perhaps the adjustment would be a little too difficult and the security would be overkill for this. Unfortunately I have no real use for this since I'm blind without my glasses anyway. ;)
Thanks!&nbsp; Just saved me a few dollars and the frustration of trying to find a lanyard for new safety glasses.&nbsp; :)<br />
nice ible; as an alternative to the fig-8 knots you could try some prusiks or prusik-like knots. then itd be that much more hardcore
Thanks!&nbsp; As I understand it, the Prusik Knot holds tight to the line it wraps around when the knot is under load (perpendicular to the aforementioned line), and it loosens when the load is relaxed.&nbsp; I'm told this is what makes it useful for climbing purposes.&nbsp; Since I want the the lanyard to hold fast in whatever position I set it in, I'm not sure how a Prusik would work for this purpose, hardcore though it may be.&nbsp; :-)&nbsp; Of course, I'm far from an expert on knots, so I just might not be understanding your intent.&nbsp; Maybe you could post a picture over what you envision?<br />
Double fisherman's bend?
Nice job!<br />
the cord lock is a good idea, but you might want to add a knot at the end of the loop to stop it coming off the back when slackening off.<br />
Nice addition, thanks!<br />

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