Step 1: Supplies Needed
To complete this project you will need the following supplies;
1 - Scissors or Knife (to cut the Paracord)
1 - Lighter(torch style) or Wood Burning tool (to melt the cut ends of the Paracord)
1 - 1" (2.54cm) 'Snap Ring' aka Key Ring
1 - 1-1/2" (3.81cm)Lobster Claw swivel (you can use any size clasp, I've found that 1-1/4" or 1-1/2" look the best)
*If you chose to do a single cord lanyard pick which ever works for you. OR you can use 2x of each, what ever makes you happy
5'06"' (1.676m)of Paracord for the main body of the ID Lanyard
8" (20.32cm) of Paracord for the 'comfort strap' bar You can use a longer length if you intend to remove it.
7' (2.1336m)of Paracord for the 'comfort strap' braid, this will yield about a 6-1/2" braid(depending on how tight you tie)
Basic knowledge of knot tying, you will be using the following knots.
Cobra Stitch also called a Solomon bar, square knotting, or a Portuguese sinnet.
Double overhand knot or a knot of your choice to secure the keyring/snap
Step 2: Create the Hangman's Knot
Create a hangman's knot.
Step 3: Finish the 'ends'
I chose to have 2 'ends' to my ID lanyard. Yes I carry a lot of crap on my ID lanyard.
The 'knot' end is attached to the 'Snap Ring' aka keyring (this end is optional and could be tucked properly into the wrappings)
The lobster claw end is attached to the 'rope' end (this is the part that you can pull to adjust the fit)
The knot you chose to secure the attachments is up to you..
Step 4: Make the 'Comfort Strap'
I know I don't like the feeling of the cord cutting into my neck and I'm sure you wouldn't either.
The solution was simple, add a 'comfort strap' or band to the project.
I chose to do this braid in the same color as the rest of the project, however you can do it in any color you want or even bi-color !
Step 5: The Finished Product
Here it is! Both single and double ended.