So, here we go: a paracord bracelet with a Monkey Fist knot acting as the button.
Step 1: Ingredients
-A pair of scissors or sharp Swiss Army knife.
-A lighter to melt fraying ends.
-A marlin spike or similar pokey object, used when dressing the monkey fist knot; it should be as tight as possible.
-A skully bead, available at craft stores near you; all kinds are available online, too.
-Time: 2 hours for first attempt
Step 2: The Skully Button
Take the inner strands out of the paracord, as this reduces the bulky look
Step 3: Wraps and fraps
Begin with your single, long piece of paracord; while tying the Fist, try and get it as close to the center of the piece of cord as possible; this will save a lot of cursing and swearing later on when dressing / tightening the knot.
Using the fingers, make 3 turns around the hand; as part of Mountain Ops training, we called these verticals 'wraps'