cobra paracord bracelet

Time Required :
About an hour
Difficulty Level :
Beginner
Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.

Instructions Print

Step 1
Cut two equal 4' pieces of paracord. Melt the ends of the cords with the lighter so they don’t fray. Once the end is beginning to melt, with your fingertips or some pliers squeeze down so it becomes somewhat flat. This will help you when threading your cord through your jump rings.
Step 2
Measure to the middle of the cords and clip with binder clip. You will now have four strands to work with.
Step 3
Take the outside left cord under the two middle cords.
Step 4
Take the outside right cord under the first cord (outside left cord) and over the middle cords.
Step 5
Take the second cord (outside right cord) and pull it through the loop that was created in Step 3.
Step 6
Tighten the braid up to the binder clip.
Step 7
The next step is completing the second cobra braid. We will be repeating step 3-5, except reversed.
Step 8
Take the outside right cord under the two middle cords.
Step 9
Take the outside left cord under the first cord (outside right cord) and over the middle cords.
Step 10
Take the second cord (outside left cord) and pull it through the loop that was created in Step 8.
Step 11
Repeat Steps 3-11 until you reach your desired length.
Step 12
Loop the end strand of cord through a 6 mm jump ring. Pull the cord through a few knots of the inside of the bracelet. Trim excess cord and melt cord ends to prevent fraying.
Step 13
Repeat Step 13 for the other end of the bracelet. Add the silver clasp closure to the jump ring.
Step 14
Cover the back of the metal and glass pendant with HypoCement glue. Place in the middle section of the finished bracelet and press firmly into the weave of the bracelet.
Step 15
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Supplies Available Online

Supply List

  • Bead Landing™ Jump Ring Mix (sku 10421791)
  • Aleene's® Glass & Bead Adhesive™ (sku 10040591)
  • Bead Landing™ Lobster Clasp, Large, Silver (sku 10421792)
  • Bead Gallery® Flow Pendant, Crystal Cubic Zirconia (sku 10241036)
  • Parachute Cord, 550 (sku 10257899)
  • Lighter
  • Binder Clip
  • Clipboard
 
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Instructions

Step 1
Cut two equal 4' pieces of paracord. Melt the ends of the cords with the lighter so they don’t fray. Once the end is beginning to melt, with your fingertips or some pliers squeeze down so it becomes somewhat flat. This will help you when threading your cord through your jump rings.
Step 2
Measure to the middle of the cords and clip with binder clip. You will now have four strands to work with.
Step 3
Take the outside left cord under the two middle cords.
Step 4
Take the outside right cord under the first cord (outside left cord) and over the middle cords.
Step 5
Take the second cord (outside right cord) and pull it through the loop that was created in Step 3.
Step 6
Tighten the braid up to the binder clip.
Step 7
The next step is completing the second cobra braid. We will be repeating step 3-5, except reversed.
Step 8
Take the outside right cord under the two middle cords.
Step 9
Take the outside left cord under the first cord (outside right cord) and over the middle cords.
Step 10
Take the second cord (outside left cord) and pull it through the loop that was created in Step 8.
Step 11
Repeat Steps 3-11 until you reach your desired length.
Step 12
Loop the end strand of cord through a 6 mm jump ring. Pull the cord through a few knots of the inside of the bracelet. Trim excess cord and melt cord ends to prevent fraying.
Step 13
Repeat Step 13 for the other end of the bracelet. Add the silver clasp closure to the jump ring.
Step 14
Cover the back of the metal and glass pendant with HypoCement glue. Place in the middle section of the finished bracelet and press firmly into the weave of the bracelet.
Step 15
Share your project photos with #MakeItWithMichaels