Monday, April 09, 2007

Alternate half-hitch paracord bracelet

Here's a different type of paracord bracelet with a side release buckle. It's made using alternate half-hitches. I used almost 12 feet of olive drab paracord in this one with a finished length of about 10 inches(my wrist is 8.5", so it's a loose comfortable fit for me). More or less paracord could be used depending on how tight or loose the half-hitches are made and if they're spread out or bunched up as you tie them. Two colors could be used for this as well as doing double half-hitches. If made larger, it would also work as a dog/cat collar.












Here's a two-tone version done in black and olive drab paracord.

...and done as a lanyard with a swivel clip for a knife, flashlight, keychain, etc...

8 comments:

Hovaczech said...

This looks pretty neat could you point me towards some directions or illustrations of the actual method for doing this? I would appreciate it. I love checking in on your blog to see what new you've come up with! Keep up the good work.

Stormdrane said...

When I get some time I'll probably make an photo tutorial for this. I haven't come across any online 'how to' for the half-hitch bracelet. There is a booklet for hemp jewelry called "Hemp Happy"(printed 1997) that has this design in it, called the 'single knot' and has a few other variations on it as well. The booklet can be found at Michaels's craft stores and Amazon.com as well. There are a few other projects in it that look like they would work with paracord.

Hovaczech said...

Sweet. Thanks for the info.

Ragabash said...

Would be great to know, how to do this :) I just looks awesome!!!

Stormdrane said...

Hovaczech provided a macrame link where similar diagrams can be seen. see above post.

Wm. said...

How do you join together the ends of the two colors of paracord? I have made a a couple of bracelets from your Instructables tutorial, but the two-tone thing is throwing me: my method of burying the cut ends of the middle of the braid is resulting in one end being stiff & heavy.

Thanks for all the great pictures and instructions!

Stormdrane said...

If using two colors of paracord, you will insert one color about 1/2 inch into the other color. You may remove a small amount of the paracord's inner strands by pulling them out, trimming with scissors, and pulling the paracord outer sheath back over the strands, leaving room to insert the other color. For various projects, I've used three different methods for attaching two colors of paracord: melting, sewing, or gluing. The choice is yours, it doesn't matter as long as it's a good connection. The connection point will be covered as you make the knots over it.

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqklhsvhuAA&feature=related

for instruction