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How to Make a Paracord Bracelet with Beads

Written by:
Aleks Nemtcev
Updated:
March 14, 2024
how to make paracord bracelet with beads

Welcome to our crafting tutorial where we delve into the creation of a simple yet elegant beaded double loop adjustable paracord bracelet. This design highlights a unique way to feature a decorative bead, transforming a basic paracord bracelet into a stylish accessory. Whether you possess a collection of fancy beads or prefer to utilize everyday items like hex nuts, this tutorial caters to all skill levels and preferences.

paracord bracelet with beads

Materials and Preparation

For this project, you’ll need:

  1. 550 Paracord (choice of colors)
  2. Bead or Hex Nut (Skull beads, paracord beads, metal beads)
  3. Lighter
  4. Scissors
  5. Thin strand or needle for threading

 

Paracord Selection

The choice of paracord color plays a significant role in the bracelet’s overall appearance. Opt for colors that complement or contrast with your chosen bead for visual impact. Quality is equally important; ensure you’re using genuine 550 paracord for its strength and durability.

Paracord, ideally 550 paracord for durability and strength. Note: Not all paracord sizes are identical; some adjustments might be necessary to fit the bead.

how to make paracord bracelet with beads

Beads for Paracord Bracelets

Selecting the right bead is crucial in defining your bracelet’s aesthetic. Skull beads and metal beads offer a rugged, distinctive look, while traditional paracord beads can add a subtle elegance. For those seeking a unique touch, consider using custom-shaped beads to personalize your creation.

A bead that can accommodate two strands of paracord. We’re opting for a classic skull bead for a touch of personality, but feel free to use any bead or item that suits your style.

A thin strand (such as micro cord or the inner strands of your paracord) to assist in threading the bead.

Pro Tip: If you find your paracord too thick for the bead, remove one or two inner strands from the paracord to simplify threading.

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Paracord Bracelet with Beads: Step-by-Step Guide

Preparing the Paracord: Begin by folding your paracord in half to determine the center. Using a thin strand, create a loop around the midpoint of the paracord.

Threading the Bead: Thread the thin strand through the bead, pulling the paracord along with it. Position the bead approximately halfway or two-thirds along the length of the paracord for optimal placement.

Creating the Adjustable Loops: Separate the strands on either side of the bead. On each side, form a scaffold knot by wrapping the strand around itself twice, then threading the end through the loops created. Adjust the tightness to allow for later size adjustments.

Final Adjustments: Before trimming any excess paracord, ensure the bracelet fits your wrist comfortably by adjusting the knots and the spacing of the cord around the bead. The bracelet should be snug yet adjustable.

Finishing Touches: Once satisfied with the fit, trim the excess paracord and carefully melt the ends with a lighter to prevent fraying.

Video credit: The Weavers of Eternity Paracord.

Beaded Paracord Bracelet: Customization Options

This tutorial offers a foundation for creativity. Experiment with different bead types, paracord colors, and knotting techniques to create a piece that reflects your personal style. Consider incorporating multiple beads or alternating bead types for a unique pattern.

Wearing Your Bracelet

To wear the bracelet, gently open the loops to fit your wrist, sliding the bracelet on. Adjust the tightness by pulling the cords through the bead to secure the bracelet in place.

Conclusion

Crafting a beaded double loop adjustable paracord bracelet offers a blend of simplicity and elegance, perfect for showcasing a favorite bead or repurposing items like hex nuts into fashionable accessories. With this tutorial, you’ll have a versatile and stylish bracelet to add to your collection or gift to someone special.

We hope this tutorial inspires you to explore the versatility of paracord crafting. Share your thoughts and creations in the comments below, and don’t forget to subscribe and turn on notifications for the latest projects. Happy crafting!

Author: Aleks Nemtcev | Connect with me on LinkedIn

References:

Best knife lanyards: Noblie.

DIY Paracord Bracelet: explore-mag.com

How To Make Paracord Survival Bracelets: survivallife.com

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