Thursday, April 2, 2015

Paracord Bracelets

Our JET Team member Nancy makes best-selling paracord bracelets, which she sells in her Etsy shop, NancysCrystalFantasy. In today's article Nancy shares her tips with us, including a video link showing how to make these popular jewelry accessories.
Texas Tech Paracord Bracelet, woven using the traditional Cobra weave by NancysCrystalFantasy

"Paracord bracelets are bang on trend right now, and a really fashionable and popular way of symbolizing strength and honor. Paracord is a lightweight cord, with a very strong nylon inner core, and was originally used in parachutes. It is available in lots of different colors and patterns as well as a variety of widths. The most popular version is the superstrong #550 military spec paracord - 550 means it has a breaking strength of over 550 pounds! In an emergency, you could even unravel your bracelet and use the cord to get you out of some difficult situations!"

"Depending on which weave or braid you choose, you will need between 12 and 25 feet of paracord to make a bracelet. The basic, and most widely used, weave is known as the Solomon, or Cobra, weave. This is a very simple weave to learn, and you can incorporate two colors very easily. Here is a basic paracord bracelet video tutorial that I found very helpful:"






"If you are interested in learning about other weaves and perhaps trying them out, boredparacord.com has some wonderful tutorials, with clear instructions on many different styles. The image below shows just a few of the many different weaves you can try!"

Image courtesy of paracordthings.biz

"The bracelets can be personalized in so many different ways - by using different colors or combinations of colors, adding charms or school logos, or weaving them using one of many different weaves. There are many other uses for the paracord weave in addition to bracelets - because of their strength, they can also be made into dog collars, key fobs, belts, and necklaces. I have also added charms and school logos to these bracelets, but you can let your imagination go wild with the many different add-ins you can use to make this type of bracelet your very own!"


"Have fun!"
Nancy
 NancysCrystalFantasy on Etsy

22 comments :

Jean Sandell said...

Very cool!!!!

Mollie Ann said...

A bracelet that can save my life. I love it! Fab tute too!

Urban Pearl Studio said...

I LOVE these bracelets! And to boot, I can repel from a tall building as well. Wheeee! Great designs, Nancy!!

Jennifer said...

Very cool. Lots of possibilities with these!

capitalcitycrafts said...

Fun and very popular gift for everyone!

Heather Morgan said...

Thank you so much for your great article about your bracelets! My son would love those. I may have found his birthday present! Just awesome and great message too!

Ribasus said...

Excellent and informative post! Thanks for sharing, Nancy.

SatinDollCo said...

Those bracelets are cool.

Jet Central said...

These bracelets are terrific, and great to give as gifts. thank you for sharing, Nancy!

Erika said...

Wow, I had no idea you could do so much with a paracord bracelet - I'm going to get one to take skiing with me!!! Thanks so much fro sharing your designs and your talents with us!

SendingLoveGallery said...

fun bracelets Nancy!

Beadsme said...

Brilliant. The uses for these bracelets are amazing.

jemsbyjb said...

These are all so neat. I would love to give it a try in the future. Love the different designs and colors. Go Nancy!

Tracy said...

These are so fun!

Gemstones on My Mind said...

Awesome bracelets Nancy! I love that you do them in school colors!

Gaiana said...

Wow! This is awesome!

Keystring said...

Wonderful post!

Michele said...

Very nice post, these are very trendy!! Brings me back to craft class I had when I was in school.

WanderingJewel said...

Great tutorial!

Anonymous said...

Great article!

cooljewelrydesign said...

Loved seeing all the different types of weaving ... love the bracelets and bright colors; thanks for sharing!

Cheri said...



Great blog about how you make your wonderful bracelets! Thank you!