A paracord wristband, otherwise known as a survival or 550 cord bracelet, is one of the must-have tools in your backpack or safety kit when going on an adventure. This piece is not just a mere fashion accessory because it has multiple purposes. It usually has a buckle, but you can also make it without one.
This post will teach you how to create a paracord wristband without a clasp.
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You need to get the following materials before starting this project:
Find the center of the survival cord, then coil the looped end into a small carabineer. Wrap it around your wrist to find out its circumference and make sure it fits comfortably.
Start doing the classic cobra knot technique. The right cord should go behind the middle coil and in front of the left string. The left paracord, on the other hand, should go into the small loop the right cord created. Tighten the knot securely and repeat the process but in a reverse way. Secure the nub and flip the band over.
Start creating the cobra weave pattern by repeating the process mentioned above until you reach the other end of the bracelet. Ensure the middle coil is turned sideways towards the end of the wristband. That way, you can braid the design without twisting the cord.
Remove the carabineer and insert the right string into the small loop, then pull it tight. Turn the bracelet and repeat the process on the other side. Doing this completes the one end of the wristband without the bulky knots.
Remove the small carabineer and string the two cords into their opposite coils. Make a knot on the cord tips at a size that allows you to slip your hand into the hole. Trim off extra strings and burn the ends.
You now have your finished 550 cord bracelet! Slip it on your wrist, slide and tie the cord, and wear it with pride.