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Here is another paracord bracelet I made for a co-worker and fellow geocacher last night and I also redid one I had done before.

 

The top one is one I have made previously as comparison.

 

The middle one I posted a picture of before, but I was not happy with the way it looked, so I took it apart and redid it over the weekend. If you decide to use this pattern, pull it as tight as you can as you weave it back and forth, and when you think you have it as tight as you can, pull it a little tighter. That makes the pattern come together nicely and look more uniform. This one is the same length as before, but I pulled about 12-18 inches of slack out of it. Not wanting to waste that, I spiral wrapped down the full length.  I think this added a nice touch to the pattern.

 

The final one is the one for my coworker. She has a considerably smaller wrist than me, so this a full 1 1/2 inches shorter. This one uses about 9 feet of paracord.

 

Here is the ratio I came up with:

The 3/4 inch wide buckle will add an inch. Taking this into account, subtract an inch from the final size you want (in inches), then multiply this by 16.5. This will give you the length in inches of paracord to use. You should plan to made the bracelet a little larger to give you a little room to fasten the buckle without pinching some skin when it snaps. You do that only once....

 

Keep in mind that I run four strands through the center rather than two that most of the patterns show. This fills the buckle nicely, gives a fuller feel to the bracelet and gives you additional cord to use if needed.

 

I will tie these pretty much as tight as I can, pushing the knots up frequently. It will be pretty stiff when you first finish, but after wearing them a while, they will soften up.

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This is very inspiring... great work... before I found Wild Survive I was looking at other sites to make items from Paracord... I gonna have to give it a go for sure now. OFG... what colour is that you are useing? seems there are a few differnt ones available. could it be olive? I really like the look of it. I am thinking of ordering it from this place... I have a friend that lives near this store.

http://www.greatadventure.ca/00cart/CandyPress/Scripts/prodList.asp

what a great winter project.

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hey jimbo if you like......holly one of the mods on here mailled me a bunch, i still have a few left, PM me your adress and i will mail you some out for xmas

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that's very generous Falco, much appreciated. I was leaning toward ordering a few hundred feet to meet my needs. How much extra you got? Is it that same green colour?

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the bracelets are already made..........the cord you can buy anywhere

 

im also gonna have some fresh wildsurvive shirts made.........as i found a place with good prices here in town, and i will be sending some to the newer members who wanted one............i was nice enough to get a couple........gotta return the favors ya know......hehhee

 

i could wait till the new year a few weeks away to have them made, as things will be busy over the holidays

 

oh and swede....btw.....patches are way way to much, as much as i would like to do em....they are like 12 a peice, plus graphics time........so like 15ish all said and done

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Falco - glad you like these.  I bought a 1200 foot spool of OD green a while back, so all of mine are the same color.  I have seen some things made where they mix a couple of different colors in the pattern and those look cool.  I might have to try those sometime.

 

Lots of things you can make - I've made the bracelets, knife lanyards, a lanyard for my GPSr, zipper pulls for my jackets (about a foot each works well there) and a belt. Let me know if you have any other ideas of things to make.

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i would love to get a belt made form the stuff, however i cant find anyone who wants to tie on..........i figured it would be like 50 bucks worth of cord too

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It took me a couple of tries but I did finally get one made and it did use about 50-60 feet.

 

Here is one I found on eBay and it looks like they will cusom make on for you.

 

http://cgi.ebay.com/550-Paracord-gear-Survival-Belt-with-D-Rings_W0QQitemZ280435811754QQcategoryZ97044QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp4340.m263QQ_trkparmsZalgo%3DSIC%26its%3DI%252BC%26itu%3DUCI%252BIA%252BUA%252BFICS%252BUFI%252BDDSIC%26otn%3D10%26ps%3D63

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Falco - glad you like these.  I bought a 1200 foot spool of OD green a while back, so all of mine are the same color.  I have seen some things made where they mix a couple of different colors in the pattern and those look cool.  I might have to try those sometime.

 

OFG,

 

How much did a spool like that cost ya?

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Gandar - $33 plus $14 shipping, total of $47 for the 1,200 foot spool.  Just under .04/foot buying that much.  It was a lot cheaper that buying smaller quanties.  I figured I'd use it up eventually.  I went through the first 100 feet I picked up at Cabela's in no time.

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OFG, mind sharing the spot you were able to buy it at?  We use it for all sorts of projects around here and that's an unbeatable price.

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I bought it on a auction off of Ebay.  Here is another 1200 foot spool, current bid is $30 with $15 shipping.

 

http://cgi.ebay.com/PARACHUTE-550-CORD-PARACORD-MILITARY-1200-FT-GREEN_W0QQitemZ150394768343QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item23043a0bd7

 

Or just do an ebay search for "paracord -bracelet".  The minus bracelet will filter out all of the bracelets listed on there.

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here are some of my latest, I am going to try and sell these lanyards to raise money for our breast cancer walk next year. Thats why the pink ones and the ribbons.

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this one I made for our 8 year old so he has something to carry his whistle on.

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this picture shows how i mated the two colors of cord.

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this one has a twist like the yellow one only this one twists one way and then twists back the other way

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This one i made for a family friend who is a breast cancer survivor and why we walk in the 60 mile walk.

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Here's a picture of one of the para-bands I just finished for me and my son.

 

How long does it take the rest of you to make yours?  These took me a couple hours a piece.

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Those look good, OutOfDoors.

 

David - the first time, yes, it can take a couple of hours.  The more you make, the quicker they go.

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Here is a new paracord bracelet I made over the weekend.  I was playing around with a lanyard knot and found that if I just tied the first half of it, I could flatten it out.  Then I just repeated that pattern, alternating which end starts on top of each section to keep it from forming a spiral.  Each course is about 1/2 inch in length.

 

I finished this by leaving a little space, then tieing a full lanyard knot. The loop at the beginning will hook around the knot to hold it on, so no buckles are needed.

 

This pattern does not use as much paracord and some of the others.  For an 8 inch bracelet (with an inch or so at the beginning for the loop and end for the lanyard knot), this only uses 6-7 feet of paracord.  This is also thinner than some of the others as it is only one the width of one strand of paracord.

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