Introduction: Unique Paracord Bracelet With Wooden Beads

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"Been around the world twice, talked to everyone once, there ain't nothing I can't do, no sky too high no sea too rough. Learned a lot of lessons in my life. Never shoot a large caliber man with a small caliber bullet. Anything in life worth doing is worth over doing, moderation is for coward, I am lover I am a fighter I am a UDT navy SEAL diver. Hooyah"
- From the movie 'Lone Survivor'

What an amazing quote my dear creative souls.

I especially loved the fragment "Anything worth doing in life is worth over doing". And isn't is so true that not a long time ago I did not know the awesomeness of the paracord :) and here I am with my third paracord project in just 3 days. And I think those who have not created at least one bracelet using paracord, they are not true paracord lovers LOL.

Try searching google and you may not find anything similar because this is totally original idea of mine. Lucky you, now you will even get to learn to make it Ha ha :D.
Beads and paracord.. oh boy ...what a numerous set of possibilities :).

It looks complex, in fact very complex...but trust me it is easy ...sounds fun ?Lets get started :)

Step 1: Stuff Required

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You would need:
  1. Two paracords, both different color and 5 feet long. (with their ends singed)
  2. A cigarette lighter.
  3. Around 16-20 wooden beads with big holes so that 2 paracords can pass though.
  4. A sharp scissor
  5. Our best friend Patience.
The key to successfully making this bracelet is to follow the pictures and watch every time you repeat the steps.

Step 2: Find the Middle of the Cord

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Step 3: Wrap Around Index Finger

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Step 4: Introduce Second Cord

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Step 5: Creating a Base Cross Knot. a Tight One.

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Pull the second cord until it reaches it middle.

Step 6: Create 4-stands Diamond Knot.

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  1. Create a loose cross knot.
  2. Pull top right cord from below the adjacent cord clockwise.
  3. insert it to pass though the center of cross knot.
  4. Repeat clockwise for remaining three cords.
  5. All 4 cords should be out from center of the cross knot.
  6. the last cord must be inserted as shown in the image above, below the cross.
  7. Adjust to tight until firm (not too tight).

Step 7: Introduce the First Two Beads

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  1. Once the first 4-strand diamond knot is firm.
  2. Bead two cords in first bead
  3. and remaining two cords in another bead.
  4. Adjust beads to tighten the diamond knot.

Step 8: Another Cross Knot and 4-strand Diamond Knot

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  1. Pull the cords (the plum colored) as shown in the image above.
  2. Create a cross knot gently.
  3. You will notice that the knot will move swiftly clockwise such that the plum colored cord is coming out from top right. Remember this and you will build through a consistent pattern.
  4. Make a 4-strand diamond knot just like step 6

Step 9: Bead, Cross Knot, 4S-Diamond Knot... Repeat

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  1. Repeat the patten until it reaches the desired length or till you have around 5 inch of cords remaining.
  2. Secure the last two beads with the final 4-strand diamond knot.

NOTE: Just in case you are wondering about, why all beads have suddenly become same colored. At the last moment I decided to use only dark brown beads, so I rebuild the entire bracelet again. I thought it looked better this way.

Step 10: Secure the Bracelet With a 4S-Diamond Knot

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  1. About 1 inch away from the final diamond knot.
  2. Create another diamond knot (You know you create a cross knot first..right :] ).
  3. Snip the cords close to knot carefully
  4. Carefully singe the ends

Step 11: Awesomeness Ready :)

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The loop in the beginning and the knot at the end will be the locking mechanism of the bracelet.

Your awesome paracord bracelet with wooden beads is ready.

One thing I was not able to figure out is weather this bracelet is manly, feminine or unisex :), so help yourself please.

Thank you so much for your time to visit & read this ible. Should you have any questions, comments or feedback, please do share in the comments below.

I Hope you like it as much as I did while making this for you.

Please vote if you like.

You are awesome.

Stay tuned.


abdelkaderh (author)2016-04-07

Nice idea .. possible to put a golden nut instead wooden beads.

lotsaboots (author)2015-04-03

I must be stupid...This looks wonderful - but I cannot figure out your instructions.

Oh thats totally ok, please do not think like this. Let me know if there is anything I can help you with to understand this ible. Thank you.

hms1997 (author)2014-08-31

This looks very cool! I'm always trying to find or come up with new braids and I will definitely be making something along these lines. Nice job :)

Tarun Upadhyaya (author)hms19972014-10-11

Sorry to respond so late. Thank you so much for your kind words.

hms1997 (author)Tarun Upadhyaya2014-10-11

Its no problem.

hms1997 (author)2014-09-06

Here's the one I made

Tarun Upadhyaya (author)hms19972014-10-11

Wow.. That looks very cool and I love your choice of color and beads. Thank you so much for sharing.

hms1997 (author)Tarun Upadhyaya2014-10-11

Thank you :)

worldlrnr (author)2014-03-11

Awesome Ible, this is going up on my craft room board on Pinterest♥

I am glad you liked it :), Thank you so much, I really appreciate.

liquidhandwash (author)2014-02-22

You take great photos, great ible too!

Oh that means a lot to me:) Thank you so much for your appreciation. My sense of taking shots has greatly improved because of instructables.

bajablue (author)2014-01-27

GREAT Ible, Tarun. You've actually got me believing I could make this… and as the old saying goes: If you think you can, you can. If you think you can't, you're right! :-D

Tarun Upadhyaya (author)bajablue2014-01-27

Oh..thank you so much , I am so happy to know that you feel this way. Seems like you were also on break , still 99 thats why I was wondering :)

bajablue (author)Tarun Upadhyaya2014-01-29

No worries… I'll be back with 100 very soon!

Keep up the great work! :-)

Tarun Upadhyaya (author)bajablue2014-01-29

Thanks... keeping an eye for your 100th ;)

blissful2015 (author)2014-01-29

this would be so beautiful as a strap on a purse! now you must invent a paracord purse, talented tarun! =)

Thank you so much dear friend :], Purse sounds like an Idea...I am loving paracord so much these days. And talent is just a bonus of keeping awesome friends like you.

lindarose92 (author)2014-01-27

This is really an original idea, I had never seen anything similar before. I love it!!

Thank you so much Linda :], so glad that you liked it :)

sahaab noor (author)2014-01-27

Wow! Like this bracelet the most! Wat an idea!!!

Thank you so much :), I am glad you liked it.

faiza007 (author)2014-01-26

cool bracelet..!!gr8 instructable..!! :)
will vote for it as soon as the button appears..!

Tarun Upadhyaya (author)faiza0072014-01-26

Thank you so much Faiza :], I am so glad you liked it.

jexner (author)2014-01-26

Great design and fabulous instructions. I'm gonna find cedar wood beads when I make mine. If U were to smash one up it would be great fire starter :) Kudos to you on a great instructable

Tarun Upadhyaya (author)jexner2014-01-26

Thank you so much for your wonderful appreciation :) and cedar wood beads sounds like a rocking Idea:).

vfrpic (author)2014-01-26

This is a great bracelet! well done and well instructed.

Tarun Upadhyaya (author)vfrpic2014-01-26

Thank you so much:)

Shubh V (author)2014-01-26

Fab Tarun!! u coming up wid very awesome designs .Great tutorial:)

Tarun Upadhyaya (author)Shubh V2014-01-26

Thank you so much dear, your words means a lot to me :).

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