These are a few of the different bracelets and key chains that i have made from 550 paracord. I have become addicted...
Survival bracelets are often seen on soldiers in war or hikers in the woods. Real 550 paracord has 7 inner strands. The paracord sheath is rated at about 300-pounds. 7 strands made up on two strings each for a rating of 35 pounds. 14 inner strings, each of which have a rating of about 17.5 pounds The paracord can be used for fishing, snares, sewing, etc. The braided outer shell is durable yet cushioned, so it is the perfect wrap for knife handles, spears, and survival gear. So if you looking for a way to hold a little extra cord, or just a good looking bracelet, here is the answer. Good luck, and hope you have some fun.
In order to make a survival bracelet you will need
-6ft of 550 Parachute Cord (or whatever you have on hand)
-Pair of scissors
Step 2: Measurements
The inner core of the bracelet should be the length of your wrist around twice, but add a few inches for a little leeway. This piece of cord should be tied with an over hand knot. The outer cord should be about 6 feet or about 2 meters.
Step 3: The Cobra Weave
Lay the inner core of the bracelet on a flat surface or your lap. The take your long piece and fold itin half evenly, then place that behind the inner core. Then make an "S" with the piece to the right, top of "S" behind inner core and bottom in front. Put right end of cord down through bottom loop of "S" then under the center and up through the top loop of the "S". Pull tight. Then create a backwards "S" and repeat the steps from the first "S". Pull tight. Repeat these processes until there is no space left. At this point cut the excess cord and melt the ends down.