Sunday, July 12, 2009

Two toned woven paracord watchband

The same weaving method as used with these previous versions of paracord bracelets was done, except two different colors of paracord were attached first(sample photo). Sew, melt, or glue them together after tucking one end into the other.

The paracord is then looped onto side release buckles, with the attached section, in between the side release buckle ends, and used as the two strand core to be woven around. That keeps the connection out of sight.

To finish, the ends were tucked back into the last couple of weaves and the excess cord is trimmed and tucked.

15 comments:

SurvivalTopics.com said...

Beautiful and functional, and a good resource for cord should the need arise. Excellent, once again!

Joy said...

That's fantastic! Looks great. One of my friends crochets watchbands for herself... out of fine pink yarn. Yours is obviously a more manly option. ;) I like it a lot.

Nick said...

Awesome

Chrisbeads said...

Your designs are truly amazing and I love seeing what you come up with next.

Anonymous said...

I love your work. Very informative. What are some ways that cordage (say 4, 5 or 6mm) could be used as a belt, but could be readily accessible for everyday use? By that I mean, I know the cordage in fobs etc. could be handy for "survival" situations, but you'd have to untie it. I'm instead talking about a method such that the cordage becomes a belt, but can easily be pulled out of the loops and used for utility cord, such as a self-belay (if tensile strength is sufficient), tarp ridgeline, or lashings for a hasty bush shelter.
Ideas? Cheers!

Stormdrane said...

For a belt that could be quickly taken apart and used, try the Slatt's Rescue Belt method(which is a version of a chain sinnet) or maybe a simple chain sinnet like this one used as a paracord bracelet.

Clarisse Teagen said...

Hey!! That looks really cool!.

Duni said...

I like this watchband very much. Makes the watch look way more interesting!

Walk in the Woods said...

Dig it!

Small Animal Practice said...

When you "sew" paracord strands together, do you stick one end inside the other and then stitch through both, or do you just whip them with thread?

Stormdrane said...

I tuck one strand into the other then sew through both of them. A single drop of super glue can also be used, alone or in addition to the sewing. Just a single drop is enough, more than that just makes the cord overly stiff.

Anonymous said...

Is there any better way to say i love you than "i cant think of a person I'd rather be stranded on a deserted island" with a set of His and Hers Paracord Watch Bands? The photo shows kinda greenish face, but they are really tan Timex Expeditions.

thanks for the idea...

http://i30.tinypic.com/vrcvlz.jpg

Centerfinger said...

Wicked and great idea! If my watch band ever breaks, I'm hitting you up.

Anonymous said...

I have been making a bunch of paracord bracelets and my question is, what is the best way to finish them? I have been using a soldering iron but if I use lighter colors of paracord the burnt looking ends make it look sloppy. Pics would help if possible...

Stormdrane said...

Instead of melting, you can try tucking the ends back under the last couple of knots, a pair of hemostats helps. Or try sewing or super glue.

Example