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Paracord Breast Cancer Awareness Keychain

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My Aunt beat breast cancer not too long ago, and that makes two cancers that she's beat (yay!) Since then every woman in my family has gone 'pink ribbon crazy'. And when my mom found out that I'd recently taken an interest in paracord projects, she requested a pink ribbon that she found via Google images. So here is how I made it.
 
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Step 1: What You'll Need

Picture of What You'll Need
- Paracord
- Scissors/Knife
- Lighter
- Key Ring
- Ruler/Tape Measure
- Perma Lok or an Awl or similar tool

Step 4: Bending

Now to bend your chain to make the ribbon shape.

Bend the chain in on itself making sure that the ring/clasp is on what will be the top, and, depending on which corner your thread is coming through, thread as follows.

On the end that butted up against the chain, the piece that 'points towards you' ended up at layer 6, so that's where I threaded through.

After that, you need to see where your next one is closest to. Thread through there.

Pull both ends as tight as you can, then flip.
marlanadalton2 months ago

Can you be more specific on what size to cut the paracord

TheGeek1984 (author)  marlanadalton2 months ago
Two strands at 5' 10" for a ribbon this size. Using more or less will result in a larger or smaller ribbon, although the 'knot count' will differ with each.

How I figured out my initial measurement was to make a 1" long chain of box knots, then I cut the paracord right at the end, un-braided, and measured. I then figured out which dimensions would look good on a keychain, figured out how long of a chain I would need and applied that overall length to the ratio that I got from experimenting. If I had the numbers here in front of me I'd give them to you as a guide, because that is all it would be good for. It really comes down to you...or your hands. I've got fairly dexterous fingers and tend to pull really tight when I braid, some people may not. Even my measurement of 5' 10" may or may not work exactly the same for everyone, but its a good place to start. Because as I stated in the 'ible, its better to have too much rather than too little.

I realize this is much more of an answer than you probably wanted, but I hope it helps. Best of luck, and thanks for taking the time to read my instructable.

TheGeek
bman20112 months ago

Success Success old chap, Make them mini by using 350 cord

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TheGeek1984 (author)  bman20112 months ago
Those both look great!
bman20113 months ago

Oh hell yes! I will do all the awareness ribbons I can and make donations to the organizations they supports,this one is the patrictic awareness

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TheGeek1984 (author)  bman20113 months ago
Very nice! Great job!

thanks, stay tune, going to try to make a purple ribbon but out of 350 cord will snap a pick and send if success.... Ben

paulgarcia0010 months ago
This was great. Thanks for the page. Made use out of it.
aqua 1210 months ago
Cool
yollabergh10 months ago
Looks great but could you show step for step how to start the plaiting?
TheGeek1984 (author)  yollabergh10 months ago
I have added a link to another instructable that shows how I did the box knot. Here you go! 
TheGeek1984 (author) 10 months ago
The joining part is a little difficult to explain. The next one I make I'll include a video to demonstrate how it's done.
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