In this tutorial I demonstrate how to tie the Solomons dragon paracord bracelet.
Also called the Modified caged solomon bar, this bracelet is an interesting bracelet in itself, as well as an excellent bracelet for stitching, which I will demonstrate in the next tutorial.
It was designed by Bobby Stacy and has lately become quite popular.
To me, the tying of this bracelet is a mix of the cobra knot (solomon bar) bracelet and the fishtail paracord bracelet.
The bracelet is made using a single core and uses three working strands for the weave.
With this said, let’s see what you need to make this bracelet.
You will need the following:
- paracord 550. I used 3 colors, two longer strands of 3 feet each and a shorter one about 2 feet long. This was enough for about a 6.5 inch bracelet.
- a 3/8 inch bracelet buckle
- a pair of scissors
- a bracelet jig is optional, but works well (you can make one yourself fairly easily)
With these items at hand, let’s begin.
The bracelet is easy to tie. It is basically a combination of the fishtail and cobra knot bracelets.
Keep that in mind 🙂
Start by joining two of the longer cords. I recommend the “Manny method” of joining paracord.
Attach one end of the buckle using a lark’s head knot. Note that I have placed the joined ends in the core to hide them.
Feed the ends through the top of the other buckle end. We are ready to start weaving.
Start by making a cobra knot.
Place the left end under the core and over the right cord.
The right end travels over the core and into the loop on the left.
Place the third, shorter cord through the core. Over the left cord, under the right.
Start tying a second cobra knot.
Place the right end under the core and over the left cord.
The left cord travels over the top and into the loop on the right side.
Tighten up and we have already “caged” the middle cord once.
Now weave the shorter cord over-under the middle cords.
Continue by making a cobra knot on the left side.
Take your left cord and go under the middle cords and over the right cord.
With the right cord go over the top and into the loop on the left.
We have “caged” the middle cord a second time.
Again, weave the shorter cord over-under the middle cords.
Then tie a third cobra knot, this time on the right side.
Place your right cord under the middle cords and over the left cord.
With the left cord, go over the middle cords and into the loop on the right.
Let’s do it one more time for good measure.
Weave the short cord over-under the middle cords.
Tie a cobra knot onto the left side.
Take your left cord, go under the middle cords and over the right cord.
Then with the right cord go over the middle cords and into the loop on the left.
Tighten and repeat until you reach the bottom.
On the bottom cut and melt the ends and your bracelet is complete.
For more information see the video below:
Enjoy your new bracelet!
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