Rainbow Bracelet




Introduction: Rainbow Bracelet

About: Designer (Graphics and Knots)

In this instructable I will show you how to make a rainbow bracelet made of paracord

Is fun and easy to make, looks great, and it's also a good way to make use of your paracord leftovers

At its most basic reduction, the rainbow is an amalgamation of light - a perfect harmonic combination which produces a symbol of supernatural beauty, promise and enlightenment.

Rainbow Colors:

  1. Red
  2. Orange
  3. Yellow
  4. Green
  5. Blue
  6. Violet

Step 1: Materials

  1. Lighter
  2. Buckle (I chose plastic because black usually comes only in plastic and I wanted to match buckle with cord-black)
  3. Paracord Scraps (rainbow colors)
  4. Black Paracord (8 feet)
  5. Tweezers
  6. Scissors

If you don't have paracord you could use any other cord as long as you have plenty of colors
I use microcord or rope sometimes, depending on the project

Step 2: Start

Before you add colors you need to braid a basic black paracord bracelet known as cobra or solomon bracelet.
Follow my previous instructable it will show you how to make one, follow the steps from 2-4 only

Here is the link

Once you do that you can proceed to add color on the next step of this tut (3)

Step 3: Add Color

Once you have braided the paracord bracelet you can proceed to insert the color scraps with the help of a tweezer
As you can see I removed the paracord inner strands, it's up to you to leave them or remove them
Now Insert the scraps that form the rainbow color diagonally
In this color order from top to bottom starting with:

  1. Red
  2. Orange
  3. Yellow
  4. Green
  5. Blue
  6. Purple

Follow my pics... Remeber that a picture is worth a thousand words!

Step 4: Finish

After you've have done the bracelet, snip (cut) the scraps of any extra cord and singe (melt them on)
Use your scissors & lighter

Be careful, do not get cut &/or burned

Congrats, you've succesfully made yourself a rainbow bracelet!

Step 5: Variation

You can make a variation depending on your taste

  1. If you wanna make a fancier bracelet you can use a stainless steel or a brass buckle
  2. You could make the bracelet wider (See pic)
  3. You could leave more space/knots between colors or you can arrange them closer (See pics)

The variations are endless… It's entirely up to you. Let your creative juices flow and have fun!

Step 6: Wear

Show it off! ;-)

I hope you enjoyed this instructable as much as I enjoyed creating it

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I'm already wearing mine... Just in time for summertime!

Keep looking up there's a rainbow somewhere



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    7 Discussions


    5 years ago

    What about taking the colored pieces, remove the cores, sear the ends while stuck over a small dowel or something so the ends stay open and then slipping them onto the black cord as you braid it?


    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Removing or leaving the inner strands, and inserting the colored pieces as you braid, those options are entirely up to you!


    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks for your feedback!

    Agreed… IMO bright colors stand out better against dark colors (Black)


    5 years ago

    Looks great!