Paracord Glasses Lanyard




Introduction: Paracord Glasses Lanyard

About: I have a burning passion for building and creating things, and that's why I admire Instructables so much - everybody welcomes and helps inspire creativity.

Do you have to remove your glasses often, and are afraid of losing them when you aren't wearing them? Why not keep them around your neck? Paracord is a cheap, extremely durable, multi-use, and stylish material for building and crafting. Which makes it perfect for this project! Keep your sharp shades quick at hand with the Paracord Glasses Lanyard!

Step 1: What You Need

• Two 3 foot strands of your favorite color (or 2 colors) paracord.

• Glasses/Sunglasses

• Scissors

• A Lighter

• Hands (If telekinetic, hands not required)

Total average crafting time: about 30 minutes

Step 2: Time to Tie

Time to talk about knots. I know, it's probably knot what you expected to read about. Heh.

*If for one reason or another my description photos seem confusing, please make sure to let me know so I can rethink my explanation process! Please use caution when burning ends of the paracord. And as always, make sure to stick with it!*

This knot that will be constricting the ends of your glasses is called a Slip Knot. It is easily removable if you choose to, yet really grips even the slickest Turtle Shell.

Tie this knot on both ends of your 3 foot long piece of paracord. After you complete the knots, snip the shorter excess ends to about 1/8 of an inch long and singe the ends to fuse them into the knots. Be careful not to melt them too much!

Step 3: It's a Sinch

This cobra knot attachment tied around part of the back of the lanyard will slide up and down, making the overall length of the lanyard easily adjustable and comfortable!

Start this knot by placing the other 3 foot piece of paracord underneath the doubled over piece you have attached to your glasses. As shown in the pictures, you will transition between tying each knot in an inverted position every time. You will start to develop a pattern, make sure to keep each knot tight! The overall cobra weave should be roughly 2-3 inches long by the time you come to the end of the paracord.

When you've reached the very end, or your desired length of the weave, again snip the ends to 1/8 of an inch and carefully singe.

Step 4: Hanging Loose

Now it's time to show off your awesome glasses on your awesome lanyard. I hope this helps anybody in need of having their glasses within quick reach like me! And the best part is that these are detachable, so that you may put your glasses in their protective case, throw the lanyard in your bag, etc.

Happy Tying!

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1 year ago

can someone help me find a person who will make me a paracord eyeglasses lanyard similar to the one pictures here. I use to use the paracordHut but I can't find him! Help


7 years ago

Thanks... this is very helpful. In my case I used a shoelace for a pair of heavy hiking boots. Very similar to paracord, except it does not require burning the ends.

Thanks again,


8 years ago on Step 3

Thanks for this! After making one exactly as shown here, I decided to make a couple of modifications. The first thing I found was that standard paracord was rather heavy for my light framed prescription glasses. So I decided to gut the inner fibers of both paracord pieces. I used a piece only 9 inches long for the cinch, to further cut down on the weight.
The end result is terrific, and I now have all 4 pairs of various glasses fitted with this Instructable. I plan to make a bunch more for friends and family. And no more watching in horror as my expensive prescription glasses twirl while making its way down to bottom of the lake while fishing. lol

Thanks again.

Ontario, Canada

I think I missed this one, this is such a cool Idea. Thank you so much for sharing :)

dpayton sr
dpayton sr

8 years ago

love this idea.