Intro: Paracord Bracelet No Closure
In This Instructable I will demonstrate a slightly different approach to making a bracelet with paracord. I haven't seen one like it anywhere, though I'm sure I am not the only one who has tried this. I made this one for my daughter so it will be a little small. You May want to add a little in length to all my measurements to compensate for larger wrists.
All you will need for this is 80 to 90 inches of paracord, a piece of 10 gauge solid copper insulated wire about 13 to 16 inches long, wire cutter, knife, and lighter.
First thing I did was to measure my daughters wrist and decide on the length I wanted the bracelet to be. We determined it would need to be about 6 inches long. So I cut a piece of the wire to 12 1/2 inches long. Then I proceeded to make a mark in the center of it with a sharpie. Next I folded each end of it in to meet the mark. The ends of the wire should touch, so if necessary you may need to re-shape or trim to make it work. Then I cut a piece of paracord a couple of inches longer than the wires total length. I then removed the inner cords and threaded the wire through the outer portion of the paracord until it reached the center mark. Then I proceeded to feed the other end of the wire through the cord until it met with the center mark. At this time you should see none of the wire and the ends of the wire should be in the middle of the cord. Likewise, the ends of the cord should be in the middle of the wire. At this point I melted the ends of the cord to fuse them together making it solid. You may need to re-shape the wire now to make it nice and straight. The ends where it is bent shouldn't be too tightly closed because you will need to get paracord to fit there.
Next I cut a piece of paracord about 72 inches long. I placed it in the end of the wire frame at one end leaving an inch sticking out. Then with the long end I started weaving it back and forth through and around the frame keeping it tight as I could and after 3 or 4 loops I would pull it all toward the end of the frame to keep it tight and even. When I got all the cord weaved onto it that would fit I cut off the excess leaving about a quarter inch to melt to keep it from unraveling.
Done. You should be able to bend it around your wrist and adjust it to your liking.
I hope you enjoyed this instructable and thanks for looking.