Two Color Paracord Solomon Bar

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Introduction: Two Color Paracord Solomon Bar

The Two Color Paracord Solomon Bar is the same knot used in making the Survival Bracelet. We are just going to add a little different twist to the popular bracelet. We will make it with two colors.

Step 1: Layout

Start with your two colors of paracord, lay them out as shown. One color on the left and the second color on the right.

Step 2: Begin Your Knot

Take your left cord, make a loop with the running or working end of the paracord, going in front of the knot. Take your right cord, loop around the the left cord running or working end, go behind the knot and through the loop of the left cord.
*** you can start the knot on a buckle or key ring if you want to, I am just showing how the two colors will look... ***

Step 3: Pull Tight

Once you pull the knot tight you should start to see the familiar knot pattern of the Survival Bracelet.

Step 4: Continue Tying the Knots

Continue tying the knots

Step 5: After a Few More Knots

By now you can see the Solomon Bar forming... In the example you can see the RED cord is forming the edges of the Solomon Bar... But what if you wanted the BLACK color to be on the edge...????

Step 6: The Big Surprise...

If you turn your work over you will see the colors are reversed...

You can use this knot to make Survival Bracelets, or key chains, or what ever you like...

To see more of my knot work, visit my blog at http://knottypirate.blogspot.com

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i keep trying to make these from different tutorials. every time the colours just come out alternating rather than one down the middle and one down the saides. they also all twist, like a drill bit. what am i doing wrong?

If you want your bracelet to be "straight" then you must alternate which strand goes under the knot. Alternate Left and then right and then left again. That keeps the knot straight. I hope that helps.

Ahaa! Thank you. I will try that next time.

These are epic pictures! The quality is super crisp. Great Instructable too.

great tutorial! very fun project

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What length cord should I use

Dalton, the length is up to you... In this demo I was just showing the steps in order to tie the knots... if you want to tie a bracelet then you would measure your wrist (add a little bit more to allow for the knots and to make it just a bit lose) and then start tying knots. The length is up to you depending on what you want to make... If you are making a belt or guitar strap the length will be significantly longer than a bracelet...

I hope that helps.

Thanks

Thanks for posting this. Great illustration and pics!!! However, this would be a complete bracelet if you could post a picture or pictures of the placement of the buckles (of how you put them on). I have the curved buckles and the 3 prong buckle has 2 slots. Again, thanks for the clear instructions!

what are soloman bars used for

Solomon Bars are a series of knots. Think of it as your car... It takes you where you want to go, where you go is up to you... Solomon Bars can be turned into a huge variety of different things. Most commonly they are used as "survival bracelets", but you can make key chains, belts, guitar straps, zipper pulls, etc. Really anything you want... I hope this answers your question.