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Re: Paracord bracelet?
« Reply #40 on: October 29, 2009, 08:48:47 AM »
Kim - I agree with outofdoors - no biggie is you don't get it quite right the first time, just untie it and start over.  I don't think I have made one yet that I haven't redone a couple of times.   It takes some practice to get the sizing right and the ties uniform so they look better.

Thanks for the info, outofdoors.  I was thinking of that and I already have a couple of buckles off of old belts that I think would work.

Here is a new bracelet I made last night.  On this one, I used a Chinese button knot on the starting end instead of a button or buckle.  I then just loop the open ends around it to hold it on. It works great and you don't need anything but paracord.
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Re: Paracord bracelet?
« Reply #41 on: October 29, 2009, 07:01:47 PM »
a belt a great idea.excellent work I still trying just scared that I can't do it I have to get over that

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Re: Paracord bracelet?
« Reply #42 on: October 29, 2009, 09:14:16 PM »
thanks for the encouragement fellows
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Re: Paracord bracelet?
« Reply #43 on: October 30, 2009, 08:56:40 AM »
I found a pattern for a belt using 6 cords.  I had and old leather braided belt that I took apart last night.  It used 7 strands and I was able to braid that back together pretty easily. I took it apart and then tried again using six and that worked well too.  It will be easy to loop three long cords over the buckle to get six strands.  Should be fun.
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Re: Paracord bracelet?
« Reply #44 on: November 05, 2009, 07:43:38 PM »
Here is another version of a paracord bracelet I made last night.  This one uses 12 feet of paracord.  I only had to re-do this one once.
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Re: Paracord bracelet?
« Reply #45 on: November 07, 2009, 08:21:54 PM »
were do you guys get those clips at the end
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Re: Paracord bracelet?
« Reply #46 on: November 07, 2009, 09:09:23 PM »
Kim, You can get them at REI or Walmart

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Re: Paracord bracelet?
« Reply #47 on: November 07, 2009, 09:36:25 PM »
were do you guys get those clips at the end

Actually, they're real close to you kim. I buy them online at a place called Seattle Fabrics.
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Re: Paracord bracelet?
« Reply #48 on: November 08, 2009, 07:24:32 PM »
I salvaged some off of old backpacks or other bags.  I also bought some off of eBay - I found someone that would sell me a selection of sizes, styles and colors.
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Re: Paracord bracelet?
« Reply #49 on: November 08, 2009, 07:45:07 PM »
OFG,  That one looks good.  :thumbup:

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Re: Paracord bracelet?
« Reply #50 on: November 08, 2009, 08:00:06 PM »
Thanks, Tatonka.
Let me know if you see other patterns out there.
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Re: Paracord bracelet?
« Reply #51 on: November 09, 2009, 02:46:14 AM »
Have you seen this site?

http://stormdrane.blogspot.com/

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Re: Paracord bracelet?
« Reply #52 on: November 09, 2009, 07:12:48 AM »
Oh yeah, I've got that one bookmarked.  Thanks.
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Re: Paracord bracelet?
« Reply #53 on: November 09, 2009, 01:46:33 PM »
He has made some really interesting things with paracord.

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Re: Paracord bracelet?
« Reply #54 on: November 09, 2009, 08:49:37 PM »
oh I did to
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Re: Paracord bracelet?
« Reply #55 on: November 16, 2009, 09:42:29 PM »
Here is another paracord bracelet. This one is a snake knot (for the braid of the bracelet) with a loop on the starting end and then finished with a diamond knot. No clips needed; the loop slips over the diamond knot.  This one uses about 10-12 feet of paracord.
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Re: Paracord bracelet?
« Reply #56 on: November 16, 2009, 09:44:44 PM »
Here is another paracord bracelet. This one is a snake knot (for the braid of the bracelet) with a loop on the starting end and then finished with a diamond knot. No clips needed; the loop slips over the diamond knot.  This one uses about 10-12 feet of paracord.

That looks really nice OFG. Your tie?  If so, where'd you learn the knots?
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Re: Paracord bracelet?
« Reply #57 on: November 17, 2009, 12:41:59 AM »
Thanks, Gandar - yep, I tied this one.  I started out with this pattern for a snake knot

http://www.stellaceleste.com/htm/knots/snakeknot.htm

I started with a loop at the top (to the left in the picture) and used this pattern to make the bracelet.  

When I got to the end, I used a diamond knot to make the end (on the right) to hook through the loop on the top.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diamond_knot

I have also used just a snake knot to make zipper pulls for my Columbia winter jacket. These are smaller, only using a foot or so of paracord, but it makes it easy to work the zippers, even with gloves on.
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Re: Paracord bracelet?
« Reply #58 on: November 17, 2009, 08:55:12 PM »
ofg i made myself a belt the other day, it takes alot of cord, i used a 1 in side clasp buckle to finish it. Where did you get the pattern for the one at the top of this page? the wide one? I finally figured out how to make myself a lanyard for my gps and one for my wifes work keys and badge. i also made a watch band, but it is a bit small, so i am going to re do that one.

Where do you guys buy your cord?

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Re: Paracord bracelet?
« Reply #59 on: November 17, 2009, 11:40:43 PM »
Out - the one at the top of the page is a pretty similar to this common paracord lanyard pattern:

http://stormdraneslanyard.blogspot.com/

Here is what I did.  First I started out with a Chinese button knott, there the link leaves a loop on the far end of the knot, I didn't.  I then ran both ends to the far side, leaving both loops and back to the starting knot.  From there, I left a little space from the button knot and used the cobra stitch working back toward the double loops.

Then I was close enough to the ends of the loops that I could still get it to slip over the button knot, I stopped and finished by working the ends back into the braid.

This is actually kind of reverse of if you would use a button. Normally the button would be attached to the two loops and where the button knot is tied would just be a loop to go over the button.

I bought my paracord off of eBay.  I found a 1,200 foot spool for $58, making it about .03/foot.
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