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.

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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!

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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…

~ Kristen

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About Three Handed Mommy

Mother of one, wife to one. Hoping for more children in the future but so far I'm a three handed mommy. One hand is in school, another in loving my family, the last is on here (and all that comes with it). I love origami and I doodle once in a blue moon. Maybe I will share some drawings, both old and new. I have a slight obsession with Hatake Kakashi, Batman, rubber duckies, pandas, and Pokemon. Then again, my obsession may prove to be more than slight on more than one occassion...don't judge. :P Since this is new and all to me, please bear with me while I find my rhythm and posting habits. Hope you enjoy what I put up here! Feel free to pin anything unless stated otherwise in a post. :)

Posted on June 16, 2014, in DIY, Monday Mixup and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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