You can either create a needle for every project you tie or you can cut the needle a couple of inches away from the needle you created and reuse it by joining two ends of paracord together and then cutting it again once you're finished using it. Just remember that the heat makes the paracord fairly rigid, not unbreakable so don't try to bend it because it will break and you'll have to start over.
UPDATE:Scott, a new friend of UR suggested using knitting needles to create lacing needles for paracord. There are different sizes of knitting needles to choose from, I would go with a needle that is smaller in diameter than the paracord that you are using. He described the technique he uses as follows:
- Cut a knitting needle to make the total length around four inches.
- Insert the knitting needle inside the paracord and then tape the needle to the paracord.
Another new friend of UR, Bravo suggested using darts to create lacing needles. Darts would be useful because they have threaded ends to hold the paracord securely. The technique he uses is as follows:
- Grind off the rough parts that are used for the grip and make a point on the tapered end of the shaft.
- Then heat up the end of you cord just a little and when it cools the hard end will screw into the threads of the dart.