I tied both of these paracord bracelets with metal side-release buckles that I received from IGKT member, Martin Combs. Martin's website can be found at knotstuff.com.
I think the small metal buckles give the paracord bracelets a classy look, compared with the more common plastic versions.
I used electric blue for the Shark Jaw Bone, and combined that color with bright red paracord for the classic Solomon Bar, both patterns found in JD Lenzen's(TIAT) book, 'Paracord Fusion Ties - Volume 1', shown tied with knot and loop closures.
After tying the bracelets, I then went back and added the stitching on each with 0.9mm nylon cord. I used my small Perma-Lok lacing needle to work the stitching into the patterns. I tucked and trimmed all the end strands along the undersides of the finished bracelets. I bought the orange cord from R&W Rope, and the white off ebay.
With the Solomon Bar/Portuguese sinnet/cobra stitch bracelet, I worked the stitching all the way down one side then back up the other, so the white is visible on both sides. I started by running the white a couple of inches up the middle of the bracelet towards one buckle end, to secure it, and did that again after the stitching, from buckle end, down the center a couple of inches, trimming and tucking to finish.
Tying a bracelet with a knot/loop closure, bow/D shackle, or flat side-release buckle, can make it a reversible pattern. The metal buckle is flat on one side and curved on the other, but since it's small, there wasn't much of a noticeable difference in wearing it either way, so it's useable like that too.
With the Shark Jaw Bone pattern, I also ran the starting end a couple of inches towards a buckle. Following the toothy pattern develops a design which looks similar to previously tied center stitched bracelets.
A stairstepped pattern might also work on the SJB, done by working straight from one end to the other. On this one, the orange stitching is only visible on one side, so that only the blue paracord shows on the reverse. If you spend enough time playing around with stitching, you can add in patterns found in some knot books, or maybe come up with something new...
'Paracord Fusion Ties - Volume 2' is due out this summer.