Throughout this tutorial I will show you how to make a basic, one color, cobra paracord lanyard. The numbers throughout the how-to will correspond to the numbers in the diagrams.
What You'll Need:
- Lanyard clips
- 6 ft. of 550 Paracord
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Step 1: Find the Center of the 6 Ft. of Cord.
2: Thread the folded cord through the Lanyard clip. Pull about half way through the clip.
Step 2: Positioning Your Cord for Braiding.
2: Closeup view of how you will be working with/braiding your lanyard.
Step 3: Your First Cobra Braid.
2: Take the right loose cord and thread it over the "body cords" and up through the loop created in image 1 of this diagram.
3: Pull tight and finalize your first cobra braid. Make sure it's tight and straight.
Step 4: Completing Your Second Cobra Braid.
1: Take the right loose end and thread it under the "body cords" and over the left loose cord.
2: Now take the left loose cord and thread it over the "body cords" and up through the loop created in image 1 of this diagram.
Step 5: Tightening Your Braids.
Step 6: Cutting and Finalizing.
1: I braided this lanyard right up until it ran out of cord.
2: Cut the loose ends off right up against the braids.
3: It should look like this when you cut one of the ends off.
Step 7: Melting the Ends.
-See video and image below for a better look at the procedure.