Introduction: Ornate Paracord Rosary
I had wanted to make some grand thing out of paracord for a while now and I finally settled on a rosary. I will walk you through some of the steps I took into making a very luxurious piece of jewelry, as it took me many more hours than I anticipated.
Step 1: Materials
325 Parachute cord 20 ft of one color and 50 ft of another color
*Fids* are recommended but not a necessity
Step 2: The Cross
Start with a 5ft piece of the accent color(the color with the least cordage) and find the center point. The split the 50ft cord into 20ft and 30ft I got this cross off of TIAT's video. Do 5 crown knots. Then make another exactly like it.
Step 3: Cross Continued
Match the insides like so and for the base do 9 crown knots
Step 4: More Cross
For the head do 5 crown knots
Step 5: Four-strand Diamond Knot
Do four stranded Diamond Knot on top and bottom
Step 6: How to Make a Diamond (Lanyard) Knot
Here is the start of the Our Father knot
Step 7: Our Father Knot
Fids would help on this part. This is finishing up the Our Father knot by putting the accent color along side the main color. Work the slack out, tighten, snip, and melt.
(Use this same method when working with the Celtic button knot. )
Make 3 more Diamond knots without the accent for the Faith, Hope, and Charity Hail Marys. Then make another one with the accent for the Glory Be knot.
Step 8: Celtic Triangle Knot
Step 9: Celtic Button Knot (for the Decades)
Once the two lines split out of the triangle knot, this knot will be used as the Hail Mary and the Our Father knots. Do three decades on one side and two on the other and join them by running a loose end through the middle of the Our Father knot.
Step 10: Finished!
Looking back a person always has 20/20 vision. With that being said I would have chosen a different knot to tie 50 of the times. Tying a Celtic button 54 times is very time consuming. If I were to tie another Rosary, I would have chosen the ranger bead made of paracord for the Hail Marys.
Thank you for reading! If you have any questions leave them in the comments.