In this short tutorial I show how to tie a laced paracord bracelet, the simple way.
As you may know I really like to decorate bracelets using lacing and stitching techniques.
I have shown a few examples of such techniques already in the paracord bracelet instructions section.
I find that you can take a basic bracelet and make it stand out by adding a nice pattern using smaller cord.
So in this tutorial I demonstrate one such technique. It works especially well on bracelets made with the “diamonds” pattern (I used the “silver diamonds” and “neon green diamonds” cord colors on the images). I was inspired to try this using a few examples posted by paracord craftsmen. Sadly I can not remember who it was who first experimented with this design.
So, let’s do some lacing!
To make such a bracelet you will first need to tie a base bracelet. In this tutorial I used the cobra knot paracord bracelet. You can also use the Mad Max bracelet, which is a simple modification to the basic cobra bracelet.
You will also need a lacing needle to do your lacing with. You can make your own fairly cheaply.
Finally you will need your lacing cord. For this purpose we usually use a smaller diameter cord, the most commonly used ones are:
- type 1 paracord which is about 1.6-1.8 mm in diameter
- micro cord, which is thinner, about 1.2 mm in diameter
You will also need some scissors and lighter, as with most paracord projects.
A few examples of bracelets laced with micro cord:
Start by preparing your cobra knot bracelet.
This cobra knot bracelet made with paracord 550 and a 3/8 inch buckle.
Start on the underside and work your lacing cord under a few sections in order to secure it.
Lacing cord is now tucked in under a few sections.
Now work your cord to the top side of the bracelet.
Work your cord through the first cobra knot.
Then through the second one, this time it is on the other side of the bracelet.
And the third knot.
The fourth knot.
Continue all the way to the bottom of the bracelet.
The other side is now reached.
Work your cord to the bottom side.
Then again work it under a few sections on the bottom of the bracelet.
Then finally snip and melt the end.
Your bracelet is complete. Not bad huh?
I have also posted a video tutorial you can use:
I hope this helps you make a few nice looking bracelets!