For the fist time ever Legendary Beads is carrying parachute cord! Parachute cord also known as paracord is best known for its use in the military and outdoors but recently has become popular in jewelry making. This simple tutorial will show you how to make a bracelet that is not only fashionable but practical.
What we love even more about this design is how easy it is to personalize. By stamping the oval link you can make this a great present for anyone especially for him!
- Glue optional
- 18” of 2mm Leather Buy Online
- 7’ of 550 Paracord
- 1 Tierra Cast Rock and Roll Oval Link Buy Online
Note: This is for a 7″ wrist.
- Burn both ends of the paracord with a lighter. This prevents fraying.
- Fold your length of paracord in half with your leather running through the middle.
- Start making an overhand knot.
- Pull the loop through.
- Pull the paracord and leather tight leaving at least ¾ of an inch loop.
- Trim excess leather.
- Now start your macramé knotting. Move the right cord over the leather and under the left cord. You should have what looks like a D shape. Note: Macramé is basically a series of square knots. If you know this technique you’re halfway there!
- Now the left cord goes under the leather.
- Now move the left cord through the hole on the right.
- Now pull the left cord right and the right cord left until they are tight.
- Move the left cord over the leather creating a backwards D shape.
- Now the right cord goes over the left cord.
- Then the right cord goes under the leather.
- The right cord then goes behind the hole on the left and passes over the right cord.
- Now repeat step 10 to tighten your first two knots!
- This is a visual of what your knots should look like. Note: they are not tightened.
- Continue knotting till you have six knots.
- Thread your Tierra Cast oval link onto the leather with the smooth side of the link facing up.
- Continue knotting on the back side of the link. Note: only two knots should fit on the backside of the link.
- Continue knotting on the other side of the link.
- Once you have made the same amount of knots on both sides of the link make another overhand knot. Ours had six knots on each side. Trim the knot at the end.
- Burn the frayed ends of the paracord to secure your knot. Now you have your finished bracelet!
Optional: use glue to further secure your knot at the end of your bracelet.