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For those wanting something a little different then the run of the mill trade-show ID lanyards.
This is a very simple project, matter of fact it was my first paracord project..

Inspired by Stromdrane , TyingItAllTogether and countless other paracord weavers out there.
 
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Step 1: Supplies needed

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To complete this project you will need the following supplies;
1 - Scissors or Knife (to cut the Paracord)
1 - Lighter(torch style) or Wood Burning tool (to melt the cut ends of the Paracord)
1 - 1" (2.54cm) 'Snap Ring' aka Key Ring
1 - 1-1/2" (3.81cm)Lobster Claw swivel (you can use any size clasp, I've found that 1-1/4" or 1-1/2" look the best)
*If you chose to do a single cord lanyard pick which ever works for you. OR you can use 2x of each, what ever makes you happy

5'06"' (1.676m)of Paracord for the main body of the ID Lanyard
8" (20.32cm) of Paracord for the 'comfort strap' bar You can use a longer length if you intend to remove it.
7' (2.1336m)of Paracord for the 'comfort strap' braid, this will yield about a 6-1/2" braid(depending on how tight you tie)

Basic knowledge of knot tying, you will be using the following knots.
Hangman's knot
Cobra Stitch also called a Solomon bar, square knotting, or a Portuguese sinnet.
Double overhand knot or a knot of your choice to secure the keyring/snap

Step 3: Finish the 'ends'

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I chose to have 2 'ends' to my ID lanyard. Yes I carry a lot of crap on my ID lanyard.
The 'knot' end is attached to the 'Snap Ring' aka keyring (this end is optional and could be tucked properly into the wrappings)
The lobster claw end is attached to the 'rope' end (this is the part that  you can pull to adjust  the fit)
The knot you chose to secure the attachments is up to you..

Crucio3 years ago
It looks really nice, Flahusky. I'd go with the double attachment points, too. :p
craftydan3 years ago
um . . . did you SERIOUSLY put a hangman's noose around your neck as a lanyard without a breakaway?!?!?

I can see why you want the "comfort strap" to keep the cord from digging in . . . when it strangles you!
Flahusky (author)  craftydan3 years ago
:)
I was wondering how soon the breakaway comment/s would come.
If safety is a concern and you are not permitted to carry common tools(pocket knife/Leatherman) then you may cut the loop which is held secure by the strap. This does add the need for 1 more tool in the crafting process. IF i get enough feed back asking for this step to be included or Instructables asks I will add it..


I'd like to compare it to the tie some people ware every day to work (White collar Hangman's noose) but this is not the place for that.
im actually a fan of the white collar hangman's noose. Its the one I taught in a meeting at work. I prefer my clip-on working in HR and all. people get angry.