Instructables
I start by giving credit to DRUMBUM11 for his meathod used in his instructible http://www.instructables.com/id/Stretchable-Paracord-Bracelet/ . His project does not include the elastic band that I use in this project. I am simply expanding on his project.

I have made a lot of paracord bracelets in the past few months and I have found connecting the buckle to be troublesome and in the end I have burns and, because of the curved buckles I was using, you could never wear both sides of the bracelet (I always use two colors). Using this technique there is no buckle or knots, you can use both sides of the bracelet and its as easy to put on as slipping it over your hand!
 
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Step 2: Tie the first knots

It helps to melt both ends of the cord before you get started. Once you have that done, tie the first knot. I like to describe this knot as the first knot you would tie when you go to tie your shoes. Then you need to take your hair tie and thread the right side of the knot through it. Now take the two short ends of your cord and finish the knot.

Now because the hair tie is already a complete circle a really small portion of it with show on one side of your bracelet. However, it will be right next to the melted section at the end so when you turn the bracelet so that that section is on the palm side of your wrist it will also hide this. If you used a similar color to your bracelet you shouldn't be able to tell anyway.
pokemech4 months ago

Thanks a lot!

I haven't really had too much temptation to buy clips online, this is so much easier, and it works great!

This is a pretty cool idea! As a side point, this method would make it a lot easier for kids to put on a bracelet without the hassle of having to clip it together (which, let's face it, is even hard for us adults). But I think I'd use two elastic bands, that way if one of them breaks, you're bracelet is still on one piece.

It doesn't really matter if the band breaks! The cord is quite capable of 'taking up the slack' and two hairbands might be a bit tight to wear. IMHO

Works like a dream. My trucker husband is pleased with his, although I had a problem with the ends being so hot when melted! But I am a woman and a wimp.

elliemae619 months ago
I love this - will have to give it a go.
dansaul04132 years ago
What do you mean "Now take the two short ends of your cord and FINISH THE KNOT" what knot??
i just looked at the pic and tried to figure it out (it worked)
Oh okay. Thank you.
NinjaBoy121 year ago
This thing is so awesome.
Brilliant! Tried it. Like it. Much neater than buckles. Thanks
THRE32 years ago
Awesome. I will try this as soon as my paracord I just ordered arrives. I was thinking though that rather than melting the ends together I would try to find a way to attach them with some decorative piece of jewelry something -or-other. Like an ouroboros maybe.
fossilnut2 years ago
DFREE I love the way you thought this up I made a few turned out OK at first had est part is getting right length to melt together,
Fixing to make some hat bands for my son with the larger hair ties elastic.
Thanks for sharing your brilient idea
moon1272 years ago
Mine turn out great. thank you.
jparry-13 years ago
thanks this is great mine didnt quite turn out the same but i wasnt expecting it to. this is great but takes the reusability of the cord. great instructable!!
pyrocop13 years ago
I just tested one using a rubber bracelet like the " live strong". I gutted the cords and it was a nice wide bracelet that lays flat. :)
DFree (author)  pyrocop13 years ago
Nice! Great Idea!
pyrocop13 years ago
Neat twist on the paracord bracelet
DFree (author)  pyrocop13 years ago
Thanks!