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.
Please do not leave links to websites that sell survival bracelet kits. So far every one that has been posted on here has been a ripoff. The only website I am willing to promote is:<br><br>http://www.supplycaptain.com/index.cfm?category=6<br><br>I have no affiliation with the company. They have the best deals I have seen on real 550 paracord and bracelet accessories. The shipping is fast and easy.
<p>how many mm is the paracord that you buy</p>
this is pretty cool i made one for scouts and everyone thought that i bought it online
Learned how to make these when I was in Iraq, found it very therapeutic after I got back and been hooked ever since. Been making them with buttons, but i am transitioning to the buckles. This should help out a lot, thanks!
That's really interesting, I enjoy hearing stories like this.
Very cool! Thanks for the instructions!
<p>5* dude! this is great!</p>
I really look forward to your future posts, I have been dabbling in this for some time (THANK&nbsp;YOU&nbsp;to stormdrane).&nbsp; I like tutorials it helps me get going and really feel confident in what I am doing.&nbsp; So i say thank you for this post and future posts. &nbsp; <br />
I actually first learned from stormdrane as well.&nbsp; I am a guy and some times i think why am i making bracelets, but i just do it when i am watching tv or just trying to relax.&nbsp; After have over 130,000 views i am much more confident about it.<br />
You should be confident, your pictures are clear and directions well worded.&nbsp; It looks good.&nbsp; I know what you mean about the being a guy part, it threw me off at first too.&nbsp; I gave one to a male friend of mine and then kind of looked at him like, I'm not gay or anything.... Not saying there is anything wrong with that.&nbsp; But given that the bracelet I gave him was in Camo color he didn't think anything of it and had me make him one for his girlfriend.&nbsp; I haven't made one in sometime because I have been busy, but again thanks for the post.<br />
I gave one to my friend and did the same thing, and my brothers says &quot;so your making bracelets&quot;... But he asked for one some paracord stuff in his school colors.<br />
<p>Really <a href="http://batteryrecover.com" rel="nofollow">good method</a> for us. Thank you Tevers ! :)</p>
<p>Very easy and nice looking bracelet very happy</p>
<p>on step 3, what,( and how do you do the knot at the top?</p>
<p>are the clips/buckles 3/8&quot; or 3/4&quot;?<br></p>
Its really whichever you prefer, I think I was using 3/8 clips, but either works great. Thanks for checking out my instructable!
<p>Thats fabulous</p>
<p>So good and easy to make!! Loved it!</p>
I love your cats
Nice work. Sweet sequential photos/instructions.
Crud! I have one of these, but I got if eight bux! How do you unravel/release the cord? Cool Instructable! You should put this in a contest, might win something! If you do, tell me so I can vote on your project.
what size clip did you use?
3/8&quot; but some people prefer a larger clip.
man these images suck and are not followable thanks for making me cut my cord for no reason. Elaborate or take this instructable down.
Sorry my Instructable didn't help, if you'd like more information I'd recommend checking out <a href="http://stormdrane.blogspot.com/" rel="nofollow">Stormdrane's blog</a> or <a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/Stormdrane" rel="nofollow">youtube channel</a>. &nbsp;I hope this helps, I am currently in college so I don't have a lot of time on my hands<br>
Already made 3 bracelets using your method - thank's
i am totally addicted to paracord too, i have used up my first 130 feet and feel a severe deprivation of it. It is way too fun to use! (also thanks to stormdrane, and scouting)
Thanks so much!!!
You have peaked my interest .... How do you make them wider like the one on the far right? <br>I would love to try these out for my kids
Thank you for your step by step process.
could you use any strong string all i have is kite string sewing string twinelike stuff and horse rope
Just go out and get some 550 Paracord man. I got 100 feet at Walmart for less than 10 dollars. It's not expensive and it's useful on just about everything.
i have fishing rope too
you could use yarn if you had to, but the survival capabilities would be limited. it still looks the same though.
I have seen three color bracelets, ie one edge red, the center white, and the other edge blue. Does anyone know how to do these?
Well, I have made them, but for the best results don't use a buckle. Just choose any three colors, one to make the center with a lanyard knot, and the other two for the outside. <br><br>-Evan<br><br>P.S. If you need anymore help let me know.
Unless I am doing it wrong that would still only show two colors, since the center color is covered by the knots.
it does cover parts of it, but it shoes it in between every knot, unless there are no gaps.<br>
That makes sense. I was looking on etsy after I got your comment, and figured out how to do what I was looking for. It uses a single gutted piece of cord and you just weave it over and under the knots. <br>http://www.etsy.com/listing/58747951/paracord-survival-bracelet-ems-paramedic?ref=v1_other_2<br><br><br>Thanks for the help.
I've been thinking about making an instructable for those... I guess I'll make one!
That looks really cool, I've got to try it. Thanks for the link.
You can see the tri-colored one I did on the last page of this instructable, one of the stacked bracelets.
Anyone know where to get the &quot;adjustable shackle&quot; as shown being used at http://www.survivalstraps.com/men/fish-tail-straps-1/survival-bracelet-fishtail.html I can find the D-shackle or an anchor shackle no problem, but the other piece they have hooked into the D-shackle I can't find. I would really love to get some to use on my bracelets.
I saw them somewhere online because I wanted to get them too, but each one was like $20!!!
These instructions are great! So when I went looking for all the things that I need to make my survival bracelet I found them all in one place <br>survivalbraceletkits.com <br>they have a kits to make your own survival bracelet with 7 strand paracord 550 <br>Outstanding!! I got my order in 2 days
http://www.supplycaptain.com/index.cfm?category=6<br><br>Supply Captain is much cheaper than them, more paracord and less money. Most kits such as these are ripoffs, please do not promote those kits on my instructables.
I enjoyed making that, thanks for the tutorial. Once I'd worked out which way round to do the first 'S' it all came together nicely. This is a great way to occupy idle moments at work.
Hey, so I know a dude who sells these for about $15 (USD). I really want one, but that's kinda off my budget.... Dx How much do you think the needed para cord would cost?
Don't waste your money on kits, just buy from a reliable website like the one I added here. I have no affiliation with they company, but they have great deals and ship quickly. Good luck.<br><br>Paracord (where i buy)<br>http://www.supplycaptain.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=category.display&amp;category_ID=19<br><br>$7 for 100ft<br>#3.75 for 50ft<br>$1.95 for 25ft<br><br>Clips and Shackles (also where i buy the 3/8 clips)<br>http://www.supplycaptain.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=category.display&amp;category_ID=111<br><br>

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