Thursday, November 20, 2014

Mid-November Tyings...

A couple more projects tied this month with pewter and black oxide Vinnie Garoon Cowboy Beads that I received from Schmuckatelli Co., include a paracord bracelet with one of the beads added in, and some ladder-like stitching, and a pocket knife fob with a lanyard/diamond/boatswain's whistle knot and a small gaucho knot tied with 0.9mm cord around the cord ends.

The bracelet was tied first, with the pewter bead added to the black paracord core strands, then looped onto one 1/2" side release buckle end, then the other and adjusted for size, and tied in the Solomon bar/cobra stitch/Portuguese sinnet pattern.

Then I used a strand of 1.18mm olive drab micro cord, started up from the underside to anchor one end, laying the strand down across the top of the bracelet up to the bead, then under the core strands up and laid back across the top again towards the end where I started.

Once there, the cord was stitched under the core strands then back up and across and down again, for a step of the ladder-like pattern, under again to the next knot of the bracelet, going up and over and down over the strand running down the length of the bracelet, under the cord and the same with the other side, and repeated that pattern along the bracelet knots until I reached the bead.  I did a few half hitches side to side underneath the bead to continue the pattern on the other half of the bracelet.

If I had run the micro cord though the bead with the paracord strands before tying the paracord bracelet, I could have avoided working it under the bead, but this was just a random project, so it could probably be done at least a couple of different ways to end up with the same finished look.

I added a black oxide cowboy skull bead to the lanyard knot fob which is still a favorite and I enjoy tying them.  Adding the gaucho knot with 0.9mm cord over the end strands gives the fob a bit of a different look, but West Country or common whipping don't look half bad either...






Lanyard knot video:
Gaucho knot video:
 
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6 comments:

Vladek petrov said...

You have done an unparalleled job. I really like the bracelet because of the combination of colours and the bead make it finished masterpiece.

Kevin said...

David,

How do you achieve the flat melted end on your paracord?

Stormdrane said...

With already gutted paracord, I quick melt the ends just a bit with my lighter, then crimp them with my hemostats.

If the paracord is ungutted, I'll pull out about 1/4" worth of the inner strands, trim, then pull the outer sheath back over, then melt and crimp. ;)

Kevin said...

Thanks! BTW I bought one of your Mochi bags. It's really nice!

Stormdrane said...

Glad you like the mochi bag, they're definitely top of the line in drawstring backpacks. :)

Francesco said...

can i ask you a thing. it is possible to see a tutorial about this bracelet with skull? it is interesting the double cords. Thank you