In this instructable I show you how to make a simple but cool paracord bracelet with no buckle.
I looked on instructables and I saw a paracord braclet with a buckle. I then got thinking why not make one without one? So, I basically took the classic weave of the plastic buckle paracord braclet and made one without a buckle. This is an easy, fun and quick project to make. (you need about 15-20 minutes;)
Step 1: Gather Materials and Cut to Length
For this braclet all you really need is paracord:)
But, a lighter (or any flame), pliers, and something to push paracord through small spaces is good to.(I used an attachment on my leatherman)
OK, cut your paracord to around 8 or 9 feet. This all depends on your wrist size. If you want to make an ankle braclet you need around 15-20 feet.
Step 2: Preparing to Weave
Find the center.-The best way to do this is to take both the end of paracord and slide your fingers up it until you hit where it loops around. Thats the center.
Measure- while at the center point rap the cord around your wrist. Mark that spot where it forms a comfortable loop around your wrist. This is were we will start to weave.
Step 3: Weaving the Mess Together
I'll do my best to explain but I would recommend watching the video.
I call the two center strands the core-this is what the braclet is weaved around.
OK, starting at the measured point, take the right strand and for a loop on the right side going over the front of the core. Then taking the left strand go over the right strand that hangs over on the left side and go under the core and put the end through the loop-pull tight being careful not to let it move.At the end of the braclet it is a good idea to pull the core with a pliers. this exposes about 3/4 of an inch more of the core to weave around.
This uses the same weave through the whole braclet.
Keep in mind that you always want to make the loop with the same strand. Its always on the other end of where it started on.
Step 4: Weave the End and Tie It Together
This braclet uses a sliding latch type thingy.
To finish it take the strand that you used to make the loops and feed it through the the loop thats left in the core. Do the same for the other one except feed it through from the other direction.
At the top of the braclet on each side there should be:) little loops. Feed the same side strands through the same side loops.
Tie the two strands together like the start of tying our shoe 3 times. Cut and flame the ends and vola! Your Done!