In this tutorial I demonstrate how to tie a Caged solomon bar paracord bracelet.
This design is a variation of the solomon bar (cobra bracelet). It is a nice way to spice up the regular solomon bar and it is fairly easy to do. I decided to cover this bracelet because it not only looks nice, but can be used as a base bracelet that you can stitch in a few interesting ways.
Like many bracelets, this one is also reversible and has two fairly distinct looks:
Before tying this bracelet, let’s take a look at the supplies needed:
- paracord 550 in two different colors. For a 6.5 inch bracelet I used 7 feet of my primary color (tan) and 4 feet of secondary color (neon green diamonds)
- 3/8 inch bracelet buckle
- optionally a bracelet jig (you can easily make one yourself)
With these supplies gathered, we can begin tying the bracelet.
We start by setting up the bracelet. We attach both ends of the buckle.
The bottom is attached using a cow hitch/lark’s head knot.
On the other side we simply feed the ends of the cord through.
We then slide the second cord under the two left cords and over the two right ones.
We start by tying a cobra knot.
We now start with step 1.
Step 1. Take your left secondary color. Go through the bottom of the middle, then back to the left side.
Proceed by tying a cobra knot onto the right side.
Tighten. Now on to step 2.
Take your right secondary color and go under and through the middle cords, then back to the right side.
Then tie a cobra knot on the left side.
Tighten. Now start step 1 again.
Let’s repeat step 1 just in case. Take you left secondary cord and go under and through the middle, then back to the left.
Then tie a cobra knot to the right side.
And tighten. Then back to step 2.
Continue alternating step 1 and step 2 until you reach the other side of the bracelet. At that point I like to work in both ends of the second color through the middle cords.
Finally, cut and melt all the ends.
Enjoy your new creation!
For a video tutorial see the video below: