Hi Everyone, my apologies for not posting for some time now, thank you for all the kind comments, I still haven't found the time for the past 7 years to add new posts ;-) day I will be back......

25 February, 2010

Woven paracord - SlingShot

Here is another of my projects. I noticed one of these slingshot on the web and decided I had too make one to fit a Golf Ball. It turned out to be an easy and fun project. I improved it by attaching a loop ring slide into the white paracord just to make sure the sling won't take off with the ball. I haven't tried it yet but I reckon it will show impressive results.** This is only for sport and NOT to be used as weapon or any other reckless use.

Paracord survival bracelet (Cobra stitch, king cobra stitch)

Some Paracord bracelets (survival bracelets) I made.
The 2 tiny paracord bracelets I made for my baby, he loves them.

Guide I made for the basic survival bracelet - 2 colors (no buckle).
Step-1 make a simple knot at the end of the cord and fuse both edges for work comfort. Step-2 fuse the work end of the orange cord, pull the white inner strings about 10mm back into the yellow cord. Insert the orange (fused end) into the yellow cord and fuse gently with lighter for a nice finishing.
Step-15 cut and fuse the Orange and yellow left overs. Make a simple knot or a decorative knot at the end making sure the bracelet is not too tight on the wrist before cutting and fusing the knot end.
In case you decide to add another layer of paracord cut and fuse the end only after checking it fits comfortably on the wrist, as the extra layer will make the bracelet tighter.
Another option of creating a nice bracelet is to add another layer of paracord in the same or a different colour. This adds thickness to the bracelet so be sure to taken this into account when making the first layer, leave enough cord for the next layer. Adding another layer can be decorative on bag handle, dog collar etc'.

Here I made a bracelet with a whistle matcing the color of the cord. I was pleased with the finished results but I'm not to enthusiastic about the whistle buckle which is a bit big and bulky on the wrist but still a cool idea. I got the whistle buckle on eBay but there are many sites that sell them.

Woven paracord bracelet, (5mm cord) Dog collar

Here I made a dog collar from 5mm white Paracord as a gift for my parents-in-law MIGHTY dog...

Woven Paracord Bracelet - same idea as the dog collar. (Olive green is not a great color but cheap for 100mt roll, ideal for practice use).

This is one of my favorite knots combined in a bracelet. the finished product looks realy good and to my opinion it is more comfortable on the wrist then the survival bracelet.

Step-1 you will need scissors, Paracord (1 color or combined 2 colors), lighter, small plastic Buckle: L30mm, W15mm. The buckle in this guide I got from my cat's collar, perfect size.

Step-2 make a simple knot in one side of the buckle.

Step-3 insert the cord into the other buckle and measure around the wrist leaving a bit of space for the paracord knots and wrist comfort. Hold cord in place with the other hand , open the buckle and start with the first 3 knots then cheack again wrist fitness. If you are happy continue untill you get to step 14.

Try to keep every knot very tight to the next, last knot (step14) push the paracord in with some pointy object to get maximum tightness then fuse the end cord on the inside part of the bracelet.
This knot pattern is similar to the woven paracord bracelet I showed before. The shape looks triangular when finished and some call it "rattlesnake" since it remainds his tail and skin pattern.