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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.

I made one, but for a different purpose, in a slightly different way...

Thanks! And to TheGeek1984, your instructable is being featured in mine :)

http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Mortal-Instruments-Rune-Necklace-Wit

TheGeek1984 (author)  hipoweredhacker02 months ago
Sorry I didnt get around to responding earlier, I did see your 'ible and thought that it looked familiar, nice job repurposing the ribbon!
Dutch562 months ago
My wife is a Thyroid Cancer Survivor and since their color is purple, I made this for her.
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TheGeek1984 (author)  Dutch562 months ago
That looks awesome, and congratulations to your wife, I'm glad that you two get to spend many more years together!
WandaWood3 months ago

I changed the color to yellow for Spina Bifida. Loved it was easy and quick. I'm trying to download the instruction and can't download.

jtamminga4 months ago
great tutorial.
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spini1124 months ago
I love this one not for what it can stand for but how hard it is for a first-timer thanks. the two color mix for me stands for bio Chemical or zombies but that's just me
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LeatherandInk made it!6 months ago

I found your instructions easy to follow and detailed. I was able to make this on my first try. Thank you.

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TheGeek1984 (author)  LeatherandInk6 months ago

You're very welcome, and your ribbon looks great!

angiedj626 months ago

Thanks for easy to follow instructions. I've now made18 ribbons. I'll b glad when I can do one under 30 minutes but that'll happen as I get use to doing them. I gutted the inner strands so that they would have a less round appearance and eventually I narrowed it down to 4 feet of cord. That still allowed me to make larger ribbons with only a few inches of scrap left over.Thanks for your help. Here's what I came up with.

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TheGeek1984 (author)  angiedj626 months ago

Those look great! I love to see how everyone's projects come out, because they're all unique.

marlanadalton10 months ago

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

TheGeek1984 (author)  marlanadalton10 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
bman201111 months ago

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

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TheGeek1984 (author)  bman201111 months ago
Those both look great!
bman201111 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)  bman201111 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

This was great. Thanks for the page. Made use out of it.
aqua 121 year ago
Cool
yollabergh1 year ago
Looks great but could you show step for step how to start the plaiting?
TheGeek1984 (author)  yollabergh1 year ago
I have added a link to another instructable that shows how I did the box knot. Here you go! 
TheGeek1984 (author) 1 year 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.