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Most paracord bracelets are made using plastic buckles but now there's another way. J.D. at TyingItAllTogether had another great idea by using elastic ponytailers to create a stretchable bracelet.
I really like the look of the full band without the cumbersome knot or buckle. The only drawback is going to be for the folks with larger wrists, though these are stretchable, the tighter it's stretched, the more it's going to dig-in to your skin. If this is the case, I believe Shock cord would work in place of the ponytailers. This can be purchased in basic colors from Supply Captain. (Continued...)

I followed  J.D.'s instructions for creating an Elastic Solomon Bar (Cobra) Bracelet by using six feet of paracord but I chose to use two colors (black and silver) so I had to join them together using three feet in each color.
Once I reached the end, I continued to weave the final leads into the beginning side so it would seem as the bracelet is one piece. This worked well but the cut leads can still be seen, but that doesn't mean that it's obvious. The silver lead end can't be seen while wearing the bracelet because it's on the inside. The black lead end will be seen but you can trim and singe it well enough that it's not noticeable inside the silver loop, you may choose a different method but this one worked best for my situation.


  1. Nice Work. Good idea and really nice execution. You know that you can create a full loop bracelet in a plait form? A plait would normally be three (or more) pieces of cord outside over the middle etc - but you can do it with one piece of cord looped around twice so you have two loops and a free end. Those two loops and a loose bit are enough to create a plait that goes all the way around and meets up with itself. If you are interested and havent seen it before drop me a note and I will dig out pictures and instructions


  2. I am almost certain that I know the knot you are describing, but, I am also always learning, and on that note if you would like to send the images and instructions, I would love to see them. Also, if you're interested I will post the instructions on my blog so that others can benefit from it as well.

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