How to make a paracord necklace

You can see how to make a paracord necklace using prayer beads in the following tutorial.

I have made my first paracord necklace quite a while ago. It was a braided paracord necklace which is by far the most commonly seen version of the paracord necklace (you can see a few examples of braided necklaces in my post on how to braid paracord). Although I like the patterns that you can produce by braiding cord, I have always wanted to find more attractive and unique versions of paracord necklaces.

In this article I will show you how to make a less common necklace using prayer beads.


There are basically two really important parts of any paracord necklace:

I find that a mechanism for breaking apart a necklace or lanyard is always a good idea. If you get stuck onto something, or someone pulls your necklace it can come apart, releasing you from danger.

When I began paracord crafts I did not know about these, but now I consider not using necklace connectors as one of beginner bad practices.

Naturally, you can finish the necklace in many other ways, like using a stopper knot (for example the diamond knot) or adjustable knots, which I will demonstrate.

How to make a paracord necklace- a tutorial

I have shown how to make a prayer bead paracord bracelet before. Now I will show you how to translate this technique to a necklace. We will be using three colors, but you can just as easily use less or more by adding more cords.

The basic process is to line up the pieces of cord then using the bottom one to make a prayer bead. For the next bead, a new color will become the bottom one, which you can then use to make a different color bead.

After you have made a necklace that has been long enough, select one cord which will be used to attach a necklace connector or buckle and snip the others (in my case, this is the green cord). Then finish the necklace by attaching a connector or making adjustable slip knots, like I did.

Now, let’s see how this is done in a few images:

how to make a paracord necklace


About Markwell

I am a defense science graduate. I like to create beautiful things out of paracord.

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