Paracord Bracelet Without Clip or Knot!




About: I am an agriculture student at Texas Tech University. My life's greatest aspiration is to own my own ranch.

I start by giving credit to DRUMBUM11 for his meathod used in his instructible . His project does not include the elastic band that I use in this project. I am simply expanding on his project.

I have made a lot of paracord bracelets in the past few months and I have found connecting the buckle to be troublesome and in the end I have burns and, because of the curved buckles I was using, you could never wear both sides of the bracelet (I always use two colors). Using this technique there is no buckle or knots, you can use both sides of the bracelet and its as easy to put on as slipping it over your hand!

Step 1: Materials

The materials used in the project are pretty much the same as every paracord instructible on the site!

2 three foot lengths of paracord in the colors of your choice



Elastic Hair Ties (preferably a color that will blend in)

Step 2: Tie the First Knots

It helps to melt both ends of the cord before you get started. Once you have that done, tie the first knot. I like to describe this knot as the first knot you would tie when you go to tie your shoes. Then you need to take your hair tie and thread the right side of the knot through it. Now take the two short ends of your cord and finish the knot.

Now because the hair tie is already a complete circle a really small portion of it with show on one side of your bracelet. However, it will be right next to the melted section at the end so when you turn the bracelet so that that section is on the palm side of your wrist it will also hide this. If you used a similar color to your bracelet you shouldn't be able to tell anyway.

Step 3: The Cobra Weave

Now your free to do as you have for every cobra weave paracord bracelet. If you don't know how to do it there are many instructibles on the site that are much better at explaining it than I am. Start weaving along the hair tie until you reach the other side. You should not tie the knots very tight. This will cause the bracelet to not stretch nearly as much and you might not be able to put it on.  If you feel like the contracted form of the bracelet is too small just give the hair tie a tug and you should have a little more room for more knots. Repeat this till you feel like the contracted form is just a little small for your wrist. You want to give the elastic some room just in case it loosens up a little bit over time.

Step 4: Finishing the Bracelet

When you get the bracelet to the length you want cut the ends to about a half inch. Melt both ends then quickly stick them together. Allow them to cool for about 30 seconds. I have found that cutting one side and doing it first works better. If you cut all four ends first one side might slip out while you melt the other.

Step 5: Put It On!!!

After you let the ends cool you have a completed bracelet! No excessive knots or annoying plastic buckles!



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    18 Discussions


    5 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks a lot!

    I haven't really had too much temptation to buy clips online, this is so much easier, and it works great!


    This is a pretty cool idea! As a side point, this method would make it a lot easier for kids to put on a bracelet without the hassle of having to clip it together (which, let's face it, is even hard for us adults). But I think I'd use two elastic bands, that way if one of them breaks, you're bracelet is still on one piece.

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    It doesn't really matter if the band breaks! The cord is quite capable of 'taking up the slack' and two hairbands might be a bit tight to wear. IMHO

    Works like a dream. My trucker husband is pleased with his, although I had a problem with the ends being so hot when melted! But I am a woman and a wimp.


    5 years ago on Step 5

    I love this - will have to give it a go.


    7 years ago on Step 2

    What do you mean "Now take the two short ends of your cord and FINISH THE KNOT" what knot??

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    7 years ago on Introduction

    Awesome. I will try this as soon as my paracord I just ordered arrives. I was thinking though that rather than melting the ends together I would try to find a way to attach them with some decorative piece of jewelry something -or-other. Like an ouroboros maybe.


    7 years ago on Introduction

    DFREE I love the way you thought this up I made a few turned out OK at first had est part is getting right length to melt together,
    Fixing to make some hat bands for my son with the larger hair ties elastic.
    Thanks for sharing your brilient idea


    7 years ago on Introduction

    thanks this is great mine didnt quite turn out the same but i wasnt expecting it to. this is great but takes the reusability of the cord. great instructable!!


    7 years ago on Introduction

    I just tested one using a rubber bracelet like the " live strong". I gutted the cords and it was a nice wide bracelet that lays flat. :)

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