Glad to hear you're happy with it and enjoyed yourself! Yeah trying it on before you snip and burn it is a must till you get it down. Will save money and a few headaches. Post up a pic if you get a chance!Hey - I made my first paracord bracelet yesterday! It is a single cobra weave with a plastic buckle in Desert Camo, all supplies from Hobby-Lobby. I'm really happy about how it turned out although it is a bit snug on my wrist. I followed the You Tube video by Survival Pax. It was pretty good. A few lessons learned:
- I recommend a solid color pastel cord (such as beige) for your first project. A color flecked cord makes it a bit busy and more difficult to follow the weave pattern.
- Leave a little more slack (1/2") than recommended, because the bracelet gets a little smaller as you weave it.
- prior to clipping the ends and singeing, try the bracelet on for size. Up to this point, you can undo the weave, adjust the length and reweave it. Once you snip, you are committed.
Hobby-Lobby didn't have a lot of supplies to choose from, REI had no paracord, just utility cord measured by its diameter in millimeters and their buckles were too big. Michael,s crafts had even less than Hobby-Lobby and were more expensive. I guess the on line venders are the best choice for variety and quality.