Monday Mixup: Paracord Barcelets
My main artistic outlet is origami using paper, but I do tend to dabble in a different medium every so often. I have seen paracord bracelets all over as a new thing and thought I’d try my hand at it. Although this is not a tutorial, I have a small collage of the process I took and the end result.
I bought a kit from Walmart for roughly $5 and decided to start there. It had six colors of paracord, end buckles, and instructions. I was pretty happy, for the cost was well worth it. It came with Paracord 550, which is the most durable out there (that I am aware of).
The numbers are the weight the cord can hold in pounds. So 550 means, in theory, the cord is able to suspend up to 550 lbs. In practice it depends on the manufacturer. Some may hold up to the maximum, others may be around 300.
So here is my little collage!
The pink and black one in the upper right corner is actually made from two cords fused together into a single one. The others are from one cord that was cut in two.
The knot I used is the Cobra Weave. It is, from what I can tell, the most commonly used. Tying it is super simple once you get the hang of it!
I really enjoyed making these and breaking away from origami for a bit (but paper folding is still my favorite!). It was a nice little variety. And now that I know how to make them I can always go back whenever I like and make more!
Have you tried to make these or bought one as a gift for yourself or a loved one? Leave me your thoughts!
Until next time…