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serpents river bar paracord bracelet

Serpent river bar paracord bracelet

In this tutorial I demonstrate how to tie the Serpent river bar paracord bracelet.

This exotic looking bracelet was designed by Gian Oneil and I have been wanting to try it for a while now. It is definitely not a bracelet that gets lost in the many bracelet designs out there. It has a non traditional shape which indeed resembles both a serpent and a river, hence the name.

The bracelet is reversible and I think it is quite had to decide which side looks better:

Front side.

Front side.

Back side.

Back side.

So, let’s tie one!

Supplies needed

I recommend the following items for making the bracelet:

As far as the length of the cords you will need, there are two colors used, the primary and secondary (purple is the primary color in my case). In a 6 inch weave (this does not include the length of the buckle), I used a bit more than 2 feet of purple and under 3 feet of the tan color. You should also take into account the cord used for the core naturally, in my case it was a foot for the core.

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The tutorial

The Serpent river bar bracelet is started by joining two colors of paracord. I use the “Manny method” which is in my opinion the most reliable way to join paracord together.

The next step is to setup the bracelet (I used a bracelet jig, but it is not a must at all). I set up the bracelet in much the same way you would setup most two color paracord bracelets.

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The bottom is setup using a lark’s head knot.

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The top is secured as well. Note I hid the joined end inside the core of the bracelet.

Now let’s weave this bracelet!

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Place the secondary color (tan) over the core and the other cord (purple) over it. This creates a loop to the right side.

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Go under and through the middle. Tighten.

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Place the secondary color over the core again, making a loop to the right side.

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Place the other cord over these two cords in the middle, then under and through the loop on the right. Then tighten.

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Like in making the first section, the secondary color/cord is now passed over the core.

The other color is then placed over it. Note that the loop faces the left side this time.

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We now pass under and through the middle. Tighten.

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The secondary cord now forms a loop again, like in step 2, but this time facing the left.

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The other cord goes over the middle cords, under and through the loop to the right.

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We now start the same sequence we used in step 1, meaning we are forming a section on the left side again.

We place the secondary color over the core, the other cord over it.

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And continue the same way you did in the first step.

Try tying the bracelet a few times and you will notice the tying pattern easily.

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When you reach the other end, snip off and melt the ends.

Enjoy your bracelet!

The video tutorial is available here:

 

About Markwell

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

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