Step 3: Find the center of the cord

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Hold the ends of the cord together and find the center of the loop. Take the center of the cord and pull it thru one end of the buckle (either side of the buckle, it doesn't matter). Now pull the cord ends thru the loop until it's tightened up and attached to the buckle.

RonC13 years ago
Just received paracor & 1/2" curved buckle from Creative Designs. Having trouble feeding paracord through the buckle - it's a tight fit. Any suggestions?
Stormdrane (author)  RonC13 years ago
Use hemostats, forceps, or needle nose pliers to push/pull the cord through the buckle ends. ;)
chylton3 years ago
I tend to make them with free samples from companies that make side release buckles. If you are polite and don't take the mickey, they will happily send you a few. :-)
nmoss24 years ago
Do you use gutted paracord, or not? It kind of looks like yours is not gutted, but I can't be 100% sure.
Stormdrane (author)  nmoss24 years ago
For the instructables I've put up, the paracord is not gutted. You can make paracord bracelets with gutted paracord if you want to, it just takes more care in keeping the cord from getting twisted/kinked up as you tie the knots. Other factors like how tight or loose you tie them can change the amount of cord used as well, so just be aware. ;)
Thank you, Stormdrane, not only for the reply, but for the outstanding instructions. I am having a blast with all the 550 cord my wife had laying around from her airborne days. And after making a watchband for my oldest daughter, I'm her hero for the month. :D
bryce154 years ago
how do you do it with a curved side release buckle that has only one slot on both sides?
Stormdrane (author)  bryce154 years ago
You only actually need one slot on each side. The buckles that have the doubled slots are made for nylon webbing, to be adjustable, but when working with paracord, you can loop around one or both slots...
This is a VERY helpful build. I've been wanting to make some for my buddies for a while.
janglur6 years ago
thankyou where do u get the contour ones i popped some off of a backpack but there not bent
bkn535 janglur4 years ago
you should be able to find them at an Army/Navy store
Rick G janglur5 years ago
I got my clip off of a dog collar from wal mart
Stormdrane (author)  janglur6 years ago
You can find some at Creative Designworks. Some others on ebay. Or you can look for cheap dog/cat colors that have the buckles to scavenge, at walmart, big lots, etc...
mum8 years ago
For ages I have been trying to master this macrame stich but the diagrams have only been drawings but yours rock!