While making paracord bracelets (for which there are many great instructables) and wishing there was a way to make one that did not require clasps or clips, I stumbled on this method which produces a bracelet that can stretch to slip onto your wrist and then form to it snugly and comfortably. The bracelet also looks quite a bit like the normal ones on which the design is based, because it is the same basic technique that is used.
The key to the design is removing the "core" strands that are used in most paracord bracelets. This allows the bracelet to stretch so that it can be made into a continuous circle and doesn't need clasps or clips to fit around your wrist.
Step 1: Setup
- up to two colors
- two 3 ft strands (one of each color if using two colors)
- one strand (of any color) that is long enough to wrap around your wrist when folded in half, plus about 4 extra inches (see pic). This will be the temporary core strand
- Use the lighter to melt both ends of all three strands to prevent fraying