When I got my prize pack from the Great Outdoors Contest I was extremely excited. Two things instantly caught my eye; paracord and Fish Bone gear ties. I immediately got to work on a paracord bracelet, but halfway through I got an idea; "Why not add a Fish Bone to the bracelet?". I undid my bracelet, played around for a little while, and finally came up with a nice looking, practical design.
Note: I highly recommend looking at all the pictures, it will really help.
Step 1: What You Need:
- About 8-10 feet of paracord
- An Original Fish Bone
- A lighter
- A buckle, preferably a contoured buckle
(I didn't use a contoured buckle, but it would look nicer and feel more comfortable with one)
- A tape measure or ruler
Step 2: Prepping the Cord
- First you need to figure out how much paracord you need. You will need about a foot of paracord for each inch of the bracelet; you can figure out the size of the bracelet by measuring your wrist and adding an inch to that measurement. My wrist is about 7.5", so I wear an 8.5" bracelet; this means I need about 8.5 feet of paracord to make my bracelet.
- Cut the correct length of paracord.
- The frayed ends of cut paracord are awkward to work with, so melt with the lighter, wait a second, and pinch them flat. This can hurt a little, so you may want to use pliers.