Step 7: Trim the Excess Cord and Melt the Ends

You can now use your scissors to trim off the extra cord close to the last knot that you tied. I trim one at a time and use my lighter to quickly melt the end I cut. Wait a second for the melted cord to cool just a bit and then use my thumb to press the melted end onto the surrounding cord so it hardens as it attaches. You must be careful with this step. The melted cord is extremely hot, and it's possible to get burned, so you might also try using a soldering iron or wood burning tool for the melting step if you wish. Or even use something like a butter knife, the side of your lighter, or the knurled section of a tool to flatten out the melted end of the cord to finish it.

An alternative to melting the ends, is to tuck/pull the ends under the last couple of knots (I have used hemostats to do this on the inside of the bracelet) then trim them to finish. It does work, and is just barely noticeable as the cords add a slight bulge at that end of the bracelet.

<p>Great job,&nbsp; you inspired me to make one of my own. I didn't have a snap buckle though, so I modified mine.</p>
<p>How did you do that loop?!?!?!?</p>
I love the loop, how did you do it? <br>
<p>I've got a 15$ Paracord bracelet for free <a href="http://the-natural-treatment.com/Paracord-bracelet.php" rel="nofollow">HERE</a>.</p>
<p>only for USA, the rest of the world dosn't exist.</p>
The rest of WHAT?!<br><br>-Tim in USA
refer to coment above<br>(Matthew23<br>I've got a 15$ Paracord bracelet for free HERE.)<br>When you click onto link and fill in address, there is only USA in countries list, therefore my coment. This is typical of companies in Usa not sending out to the rest of the world.<br>
&nbsp;This looks great - do you have an instructable on how you did it? I can't work it out from the photos.
OK, I don't think I need to post a full instructable for my bracelet because I just combined two posted instructables. But I will tell you what I did.<br /> Measure your paracord according to&nbsp;stormdraines version, but add 1 foot. Tie the knot&nbsp;that is&nbsp;in this version. <a href="https://www.instructables.com/id/In_and_out_Knot_and_loop_Bracelet/" rel="nofollow">https://www.instructables.com/id/In_and_out_Knot_and_loop_Bracelet/</a><br /> So I started it like kcardwel's but instead of tieing it to furniture and using a seperate piece of cord, I braided it like stormdraine. The end part was a little tricky. I braided it to the end until there was only enough room to fit the two loose ends of cord through the loop. I had one slightly longer end so I used that one to form the loop for the&nbsp; big knot, I think I tied a knot so the loop was in place. I then loosely wrapped the ends around the loop 3 times and then fed the cord through those loops (like a noose). I then pulled them tight and ran them down&nbsp;under the braids&nbsp;of the bracelet.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> Hope this helps :)<br /> <br />
Wow that bracelet looks awesome u should make an instructable for that if you haven't already tell me when you do.<br /> &nbsp; <br />
&nbsp;Thanks for the great Instructable! I've been looking for a new collar for my Mastiff, Zeke, for a while now and thought the King Cobra stitch would look pretty good. I used 45' of Bright Red (wife's idea) 550 Paracord and a 3/4&quot; side release buckle, both from Supply Captain (thanks for the link). I also re-appropriated a &quot;D&quot; ring from an old collar so I could hook a leash to him for walks. Using some extra 550, I made a few Chain Sinnet&nbsp;bracelets&nbsp;based on the instructions from your blog. Great stuff, thanks for posting.&nbsp;
<p>Love the idea for a dog collar! Thanks.?</p>
<p>I have just started doing paracord projects &amp; your website is </p><p>awesome. Things are clear &amp; tell me just what I need to know. I am <br>enjoying this very much!</p>
<p>I made this at McDonalds while I ate.</p>
<p>Great job with this Instructable! Really well done. I have wanted to make one of these bracelets for so long, and I finally did it today!</p><p>Thank you:)</p>
<p>i made a belt</p>
<p>Thank you so much! I couldn't follow a video but your instructions made it so easy to make my own.??</p>
I was also inspired to make one. I also didn't have the snap clip so improvised with a small karabina which worked well. Great activity to do with the scouts.
<p>I've done a couple before using this instructable - thank you!</p>
<p>I mixed this Instructable with your two color lanyard Instructable for the lanyard below. Buckeye for scale. I've got to make 50 of these for my daughter's swim team, and this knot is a bit easier for me to do. Thanks!</p>
<p>Was looking for paracord projects for my scout group and decided to make one of these for myself as I had both paracord and buckles lying around.</p>
<p>i made 2 of these at camp and i am in love with them </p>
<p>THanks for the tutorial it was really simple to follow.</p>
<p>this was my 1st try and I think it came out pretty good. I already knew how to do the knots, but the clasps, measurements, etc. I had no clue about. Thank you so much for your awesome instructions! Now I'm going to start getting creative since I've got this part down! Thanks again! ??✌?️?</p>
<p>Thanks for this.</p><p>Mine came out well for the first attempt, after I figured out the second knot. Just trying to get a neat finish on the ends; should be good after some practice.</p>
<p>Great idea!!</p>
<p>My friend is making such things: http://tka-shop.com/en/shop/paracord-bracelet-s-t-a-l-k-e-r/</p>
<p>put a twist on my version</p>
nice job bro.
<p>The ones i made following your instructions.thanks again!</p>
<p>Thanks for the instructions used this over some i had with a kit that were useless.</p>
<p>super idea!! gotta try it.</p>
<p>Great tutorial,but i would love to have some extra fitings like a compass and fire starter like this one here <a href="http://amzn.to/1WqsleQ" rel="nofollow">http://amzn.to/1WqsleQ</a> .I loved your tutorial its very handy and looks exactly like dis!</p>
makes a great extension for my keys ?
Certainly, it looks good! :)
<p>I see this is an old Instructable, however I just recently found out about Paracord &amp; so decided to give it a go. I followed your instructable. I had leftover paracord at the end of the bracelet so decided to continue over the top &amp; see how far back it would go. I used ~2.5m of paracord &amp; managed to do a bracelet for my wrist (~7 inches) plus half way back again. I didn't have any buckles on hand, so decided to just use a random scrap of leather &amp; some press studs to clasp it for this practice run.</p><p>NOTE: for anyone else using 1 piece of paracord, I found that putting some tape on one of the ends helped me remember which end I was going over top with (as it's always the same).</p>
<p>Nice idea, thanks for writing this up.</p>
<p>Nice presentation. Very easy to follow. Here's the result.</p>
<p>thats cool.</p>
<p>Nice work...If possible keep images of your work....</p>
<p>I've always wanted to know how to make this bracelet, know I do. I didn't know it was going to be so easy! Thanks.</p>
<p>My boyfriend used to make lots of bracelets and I know how passionate that could be. Keep you art alive! Cheers</p>
Thanks, just made this, looks awesome and i used a clip with a firesteel, striker and whistle on :)
<p>Thanks! that was so helpful :) Now I just need more paracord...</p>
<p>Thanks for posting! I made it (don't have pictures at the moment) and think it is great. It is a survival bracelet, but not sure what it could be used for in a survival situation....</p>
paracord is great for a lot of things shelter or improvised tool lashings can be tied into a harness for rapelling used for snares you can strip the shell and ise the small white cords to fish and much more
<p>You can use buckles off old bags/backpacks or dog/cat collars.</p>
<p>This looks great - do you have an instructable on how you did it? I can't work it out from the photos.</p>

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