The snake knot will be made 'around' the wrist loop section of paracord, the loop strands being the 'core' of the knot. I've added a series of photos showing the steps I use. By using two colors, you'll see that I flip the lanyard over after making each knot, so that I'm working with the cord on the right side of the lanyard. I bring it under all the other cords, working the hemostats under the previously tightened knot and pulling the cord back thru. Then tightening up the knot keeping the cord from twisting and working it up against the previous knot. Again flipping the work over, you'll see two parallel cords of the same color which will be split with the cord on the right going under, around, and pulled thru with the hemostats, then tightened up. Continue this procedure until you've done about 10 snake knots(you can count them down either side.