This tutorial shows you how to tie the Fishtail eccentric paracord bracelet.
It is an easy, quick bracelet to tie that is also quite comfortable. It will also work well as a dog collar if adapted to one.
Personally I like the single color version, but you can choose to do it in two colors as well.
With that said, let’s take a look at what you will need.
You will need:
- paracord 550. You will need a single strand. For a 6 inch weave you will need about 10 feet of cord. Add about a foot extra for every additional inch of weaving.
- a 5/8 inch bracelet buckle is recommended.
- a bracelet jig is useful for holding your bracelet in place. I made one myself quite easily.
- scissors and lighter for cutting and melting your cord.
Now, on to tying.
Tying the Fishtail eccentric
We start with a double core bracelet setup. This one takes a bit of time to do. The result is a 4 stranded core and 2 working ends.
Bracelet setup at the top.
Bracelet setup at the bottom.
Take the left end and pass it over 3, then back to the left, under 3. Tighten up, then move on to step 2.
Take the right end and pass it over 3, then under 3 and back to the right. Tighten up, then move back to step 1.
Step 1- repeat
Left end and passes over 3, then back to the left, under 3. Tighten up, then move on to step 2.
Step 2- repeat
Right end passes over 3, then back to the right, under 3. Tighten up, then move back to step 1.
Keep weaving until you reach the other buckle end.
Finally, on the bottom side of the bracelet cut and melt the two ends. Bracelet complete!
A video tutorial is available below: