Get your creative juices flowing
by: Pam Kearns
Paracord Survival bracelets are all very well – but we know there are
tougher environs to survive than out in the forest where all you have to
worry about are bears and venomous snakes. Anyone whose has ever
shopped the mall pre-holiday sale knows that venomous snakes have
nothing on the angry store clerk and toddlers make bears look like a
This a more feminine version of a cobra stitch bracelet and is done
using our new Parachute Cord. The sample shown measures about 9.25″
in length and fits a 6.5″ wrist. You need to allow more length due
to the thickness of the cord and beads.
The instructions for the bracelet are in the Parachute Cord
Instruction Booklet with the following changes:
- Use the 20mm jump rings instead of the plastic buckle
- In Step 1, slide the bead onto the cord that is laid over the
centre cords and ensure that, when tying, the knot is below the
bead. In subsequent knots, the bead thread alternates sides
going onto the thread that loops east to west.
- When complete, open one jump ring and attach the clasp.
For my wrist, the space between the two jump rings was equal to
my wrist size. You can try on the bracelet for fit before you cut
off and ‘melt’ the edges. The knots are easily untied if
FYI, the ‘Cobra’ stitch is also known as the ‘Square’
stitch in macrame.