Monday, August 06, 2007

ID badge lanyard

A few folks asked me how I braided around a strand of paracord using a knitting spool. Here's a photo showing some navy blue 1mm cotton cord knitted around a single strand of orange paracord(Auburn colors, War Eagle!). This will be an ID badge lanyard for my dad when finished.

The paracord ends go around the swivel clip, then a few snake knots were tied around the paracord and the end strands from the knitted cord(to keep the ends in place) to finish.

And as finished...






...another done in neon green with a black outer braid and Schmuckatelli pewter skull bead...

8 comments:

Al said...

Hi Storm,

Very good idea and splendid knotting-working !

With my best regards,

Al(Knoter in France)

Hovaczech said...

I think you meant Chicago Bears Colors!! JK. I have had a heck of a time finding the wooden spools, but I like the results of this technique. Neat work. Knotter in Il.

Anonymous said...

My dad is an Auburn Tiger as well. I ordered some colored 550 cord yesterday. I'll have to work up something that he'd actually use. Really nice work

Ron T said...

Storm:
Where did you find the small colored cord you knitted around the paracord for the ID badge holder. Ive looked all over and cant find any, I'm looking for royal blue. Thanks. Great site I just returned from Iraq and used it for some braclets I mad for people there. Thanks again.
Ron T.

Stormdrane said...

I found the 1mm cotton cord at walmart in the craft section. It's on a card with 3 colors, 12 yards of each color, but sometimes it's not a continuous length. I've had a few where a color was knotted together somewhere along the 12 yd length. It's not strong cord by any means, but works well for trim work over paracord. I posted a photo of the ones I found in the July 17, 2007 blog post.

Mark said...

This gives me a great idea for making the belly of a whip. I want to speed up that process a bit. Now I just have to figure out how you did it.

md.watkins at gmail dot com.

Mark

bobby said...

My daughter is going to college soon and wants a one off lanyard. I love your design. Any chance of you making or having and "instructable" video for this lanyard?

DmanQ said...

Awesome Work and thank you so much for sharing and the advice. Semper Fi