I was looking online and found lots of paracord bracelets that have buckles in so you can take it off. In my experience the one time i usually need it i've forgotten it so i came up with this design that doesn't need to be taken off. Paracord is just as strong when it gets wet, it also dries pretty quick. This way also gives you one long bit of cord when its unraveled. Several i have seen use several smaller bits, not entirely practical when you really need it.
Step 1: Step 1
Start by making folding the paracord in half and making two loops at either side with the middle of it going behind the ends. Each loop should be the size of your wrist or where ever you want to wear it plus three or four centimetres wiggle room.
Step 2: Step 2
Pull the two loops inwards so that they make a complete loop. Now fold the two ends back on themselves and begin to use the Cobra stitch. For anyone new to this it is the process of passing one end behind a centre core and the other in front of it and threading each end through the loop created.
Step 3: Step 3
Keep tying these knots around the centre two strands until you get back round to the other side. It is easiest to tie it snug and then try and slide it on to your wrist as its hard to tie with one hand.
Step 4: Step 4
To finish it off turn the bracelet inside out and thread the two ends back under the last two loops. A pair of pliers or a multitool its handy here to get the ends as tight as possible. Work the ends until its as tight as possible. Then cut the ends as close to the knot as possible then using a lighter wax the ends closed and heat the last knot slightly just to make it smoother. Turn it back the right way and slide it on your wrist. I only do it with one layer of cord as its not bulky or intrusive, but each to their own and get creative.
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