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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Crown sinnet paracord bracelet...

Here's a crown sinnet(round) paracord bracelet with a side release buckle(a 3/8" sized buckle was used). The paracord's inner strands were left intact.

I used a 2 foot length of paracord to loop onto one end of a buckle with the center of the cord, loop around the other part of the buckle, adding about 1 inch longer than my measured wrist size, tied one square knot/reef knot to secure the cord, then tuck the ends with hemostats and trim any excess. You can sew, melt, or super glue the ends to further secure if needed.

The separate wrist section is the core that the crown sinnet will be tied around. I used 2 six foot long paracord strands for tying the crown sinnet, which made a finished knotted length of about 7.5 inches over the core strands. You can use more or less paracord depending on what size you're making for yourself. It's always better to start with too much, than to come up short...

You can also use a lanyard knot and loop type closure instead of using the side release buckle. I just melted the four sinnet strand ends in place, but you can finish with other methods, like a lanyard knot or tucking the ends...

The BoondoggleMan.com website has a tutorial of a square crown sinnet bracelet(Seamless Square Bracelet), made where the ending strands tuck into the starting end. That version requires the bracelet be made large enough to fit over the hand when sliding onto the wearer's wrist, where a buckle or knot/loop version allow the bracelet to be tied closer to a person's wrist size.

30 comments:

garu2008 said...

Nice. How did you get it round? Mine comes out square. Can you provides details?

Stormdrane said...

The only difference between the round and square, is that in making the round, the cords are done at an angle instead of straight across.

See the BoondoggleMan examples of square stitch and circle stitch.

chinasyndrome said...

Pretty amazing the stuff you can do with a piece of cord.I think I'm gonna attempt this one.Thanks for pic's.

garu2008 said...

I just finished one, with a lanyard knot. I had to start the sinnet first, then thread the core through and tie the lanyard. Looks great, better than a chain sinnet. It's a bit big on the wrist for me though, so I'm not sure how practical it is especially in the winter. Thanks Stormdrane.

Erika said...

I always come out with a "WOW!" looking at your blog. Thanks for sharing these beautiful ideas, you're a master :)

Charlie said...

I have made a few nice seamless portuguese sinnet bracelets using two loops of elastic for the core to allow it to stretch over the hand. Pass your cord between the two loops of elastic, tie as normal leaving the knots slightly looser than you would normally, then tuck the ends back through the first knot when you reach the end.
You can easily make something that fits over the hand but isn't too big on the wrist. I even added a true lovers knot into the middle of a pair of them for some friends.

Chris said...

Stormdrane! I so much enjoy your blog - please keep up the periodic posts, outstanding descriptions and marvelous supporting photographs.

Christian said...

Another great piece Stormdrane! I found your blog a while ago and haven't been able to stop creating paracord pieces since. Thank you for the valuable help and inspiration. I do have an odd question that's bit off topic but hoping you can help. When using a permalock needle (jumbo) I just cannot seem to "point" the end very well. I burn myself a lot trying and I usually seem to just wipe the melted cord away leaving a blunt end. Any tips for this one? Thanks again.

Stormdrane said...

Try pulling 1/4" to 1/2" of the paracords inner strands out of the sheath, cut the inner strands, pull the outer sheath back over the inner strands, then melt the end.

That way you have a point that's smaller and easier to fit into the threaded needle, without the bulk of those inner strands at the tip of your paracord strand.

Christian said...

Yes! You'd think I'd have thought of that! Thank you for the quick reply and again for the blog. Also meant to mention that your sound tracks are great in your videos. Happy New Year.

Thunder Chicken said...

is there a trick to keeping the paracord untwisted? I don't have a problem with smaller items but wen attempting projects like the cow hitch koozie and such I cannot keep the paracord from twisting and kinking. Any rules of engagement for projects that use a lot of cord?

Stormdrane said...

You're right about the twisting, which probably consumes half the time on a bigger project, like the can koozies, just working the twist out between hitches. I'm not sure of any way to avoid it.

blanket said...

Very simple and nice...it would not take too much time to create one like this for a very dear friend.

Brett said...

Nice really enjoy your work. Was hoping you lead me in the right direction on a weave I have heard of but can't find on the net. Maybe it is called something else. It is called a six pack weave. Wanting to make it to attach to a edc flashlight so I can pull it out of my pocket.

Thanks hope you can help.

Stormdrane said...

Brian Colby is credited with the 'six pack' design. You can follow the Ladder Rack Knot tutorial or the Trilobite Knot video to learn to tie the knot.

Anonymous said...

I checked out the www.Paracordgear.com site that some one mentioned in a different post and was wondering what are the real names of the knots that he uses. I'm particularly interested in the Pineapple, the half & half, the hitch, and the Gaucho... Also, what would you recommend as the the best method to splice two colors of paracord? Is there a tutorial about it anywhere? Awesome blog by the way !!! I'm Addicted !!!

Tom said...

SD -

Thanks for the posts. Just got started on some bracelets myself. Was hoping you could help with an issue. I'm using the bow shackles (3/16") and am having a hard time envisioning how to start/stop using 2 colors.

Shoot me an email, if possible. Have some photos I'd like to show you and see if you could remedy what the issues are.

Thanks again for the blog and great information!!

TB

Stormdrane said...

For attaching two different colors of paracord, I either sew, melt, or super glue them together. Examples of connecting can be seen here and here.

The paracordgear.com website is a commercial/for profit business that has made a few knot variations and techniques to make some of their own 'unique' styles of paracord bracelets. You'd really have to ask them if they'd be willing to share their specific methods used.

The 'gaucho' and 'pineapple' are types of turks head knots with many variations. Once you learn how they're constructed and how to tie them, it just takes time and experimenting to create things like paracord bracelets and lanyards utilizing those knots.

Photos can be emailed to me at Stormdrane (at) hotmail (dot) com

Jill said...

Hey SD! The world is very small... I just heard your name on one of my favorite podcasts... Podcacher (all about Geocacing, in case you don't know). They were ooh-ing and ahh-ing about your paracord stuff - not that I blame them. Keep up the great work... LOVE your designs!

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Sonny and Sandy said...

Fantastic work! Just bought a few hundred feet of paracord and some side release buckles. Fun stuff!

silvernice said...

Yeah, it is so nice and i like it's color it will suit with the jeans.where did you learn this art and how do you make it in circle.

smet337 said...

Howdy Stormdrane,I'am not good at explaining things but here I go.From your picture of starting your sinnet how are you securing your paracord around the center? I understand your second part but not the first. Also besides experience,what has been your best way for information for learning techniques that you have found,books,tying sites,or is there a specific information site? Thanks so much for your help.Scot

Stormdrane said...

@Scot, The sinnet isn't secured to the core strands, just tied around them. The sinnet can be slid up against the buckle end and is then tied to fill up the remaining space to the other buckle end.

If you wanted just a short crown sinnet section, or multiple spaced out crown sinnets over core strands, you could secure them with a drop of super glue or sew them in place with needle and thread.

I've found the best way to learn is from multiple sources, seek out every example you can of knot work online, in books, or from other knot tyers. No one source has everything, and a lot is just experimenting and trial and error to see what works and what doesn't... ;)

Designer Bracelets said...

The Striped Crown Sinnet is the flip side of the Corkscrew Crown Sinnet. Although visually very different, the Stripped Crown Sinnet is merely the alternating form of the Corkscrew Crown Sinnet, as the following video shows.

Valerie Albright said...

I want to make reins for my horses bridal that need to be 8ft finished...how much cord do I need to start with? 96ft?

Stormdrane said...

@Valerie, There are really too many factors involved to get an exact amount needed for an 8ft long paracord 4-strand crown sinnet.

But, I usually plan on using 1 foot of paracord for each 1 inch of length for a 4 strand crown sinnet, then add extra to be on the safe side.

So, for 96 inches of length for reins, 96 feet of paracord divided by 4, would have you using four 24 foot long strands for tying the crown sinnet. You might not use it all, or you may come up short, depending on how tight or loose you tie it, the exact diameter of the cord you use, they type of cord(polyester type paracords shrink), etc... So I'd add at least a couple of feet to each strand to be safe.

Ubraidit.com has info on paracord shrinkage, and even sells a book on paracord horse tack. ;)

Valerie Albright said...

Ohh great! This is my first time doing anything like this! So I want to make a purple/pink/black set I would just use 24 (plus) strand of each color plus an additional strand of we'll go with people???? Correct?

Stormdrane said...

@Valerie, Yes. Here's a google image search for examples of paracord horse tack, to see what others have tied. ;)

Valerie Albright said...

Thanks so much! I appreciate it!