Introduction: How to Make a Paracord Bracelet
Learn how to make a paracord with this fun video. Bad jokes included! Instructions below...but you should really watch the video too!
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Step 1: What You Will Need
Step 2: Cut the Paracord
Cut the paracord to length. Approximately 8ft for an 8" bracelet. Then take your release clip and thread one half of it onto the middle of the cord. In this tutorial I am making a two colour bracelet to make it easier for you to see what I am doing. If you are doing a two colour bracelet you will need to use a lighter to heat the two ends and melt them together.
Step 3: Get Ready to Start Weaving
Add the other side of the clip onto the end of the paracord and pull tight. Make sure you have got them on the right way round! Give it a little test by clipping it together before you start. To be able to thread the paracord efficiently you may want to anchor the two ends to ensure it is pulled tight as you weave.
Step 4: Start Your Weave/plait
Take the cord on the right and loosely cross it over the centre. Take the cord on the left and take it under the centre and up through the cord on the right. Pull, and it should make a knot. Now swap and do the same but starting with the cord on the left.
Repeat this action again and again, alternating sides as you go. Remember to keep pulling the cord as tight as you can.
Step 6: Keep Weaving!
If it looks something like this you are on the right track!
Step 7: When You Have Reached the Other End
Fit as many weaves in as you can and then once again pull as tight as possible.
Step 8: The End
Then simply cut the ends of the paracord and burn them with a lighter to make sure they stay in place and don't unravel.
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