Paracord Forum banner
1 - 14 of 14 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
87 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Ok so I made the bracelets for our 4-H fundraiser :) I made 26 bracelets (23 in the pic the kids and I were wearing ours) some are 7 1/2" some 8" , some have clip closures and some the velcro.
 

Attachments

·
Registered
Joined
·
74 Posts
Couple of questions on the velcro closures. Did you set them up on a jig? Any lessons learned from using them?

I just got in an order of them but haven't played with them yet.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
87 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
Couple of questions on the velcro closures. Did you set them up on a jig? Any lessons learned from using them?

I just got in an order of them but haven't played with them yet.
I did them all in hand, I don't have all the fancy tools yet ;) . I did notice the Velcro clips are pretty scratchy so I had to go through and melt some corners on the insides. I like the polished look of the clips better. No real tricks needed, once I made the first one it was super easy from that point on.
 

·
Moderator
Joined
·
2,201 Posts
Nice. How long did it take to make all those?
How much cord did you use total?
How did you know what wrist sizes to make?

The reason for the questions is I might be making bracelets for my nephew (by marriage) wheelchair basketball team.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
87 Posts
Discussion Starter · #8 ·
Nice. How long did it take to make all those?
How much cord did you use total?
How did you know what wrist sizes to make?

The reason for the questions is I might be making bracelets for my nephew (by marriage) wheelchair basketball team.
I used 100' of white and 100' of red, I used 3' of each color for each bracelet with about 4 to 5 inches of scrap of each color on each bracelet. So I could have went a little shorter on the cord used but I just stayed with 3' for ease. I guessed with the size. I found a website that showed how to make a 7 1/2" bracelet , so once I made one I had my daughter try on the size and it was a good fit so I just kept making them that size. I did some in 8" for larger kids and adults just in case. I chose 8" because it fit my wrist. In all it took around 8 hours to do I guess I received the cord in the mail Thursday night and worked on them for a couple hours, then worked on them the next day and was done by 2pm, I also delt with kids, dinner, baths , ect So it could have been done in less time. I did have issues in the beginning with melting the cord together, once I changed lighters they melted fine. The other lighter kept making the melted spot black.

Here is the website I used http://theworldaccordingto*******bl...wToMakeTwoColorCobraKnotParacordBracelet.html

I used paracordplanet.com used a promo code they had on facebook and spent $23 for all materials, so not bad considering they are selling for $5 each.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
74 Posts
I did them all in hand, I don't have all the fancy tools yet ;) . I did notice the Velcro clips are pretty scratchy so I had to go through and melt some corners on the insides. I like the polished look of the clips better. No real tricks needed, once I made the first one it was super easy from that point on.
I made my own jig for next to nothing. I had the wood, screws, nuts and bolts on hand. All I had to spring for was the little nylon loops for securing the buckles. The investment is well worth the time that it saves on making bracelets as well as the improved consistency of what you make.

Like you... I like the finished look of the buckles but bought the velcro so I can surprise some family/friends with bracelets and don't have to worry about getting wrist sizes from them.
 

·
Moderator
Joined
·
2,201 Posts
I used 100' of white and 100' of red, I used 3' of each color for each bracelet with about 4 to 5 inches of scrap of each color on each bracelet. So I could have went a little shorter on the cord used but I just stayed with 3' for ease. I guessed with the size. I found a website that showed how to make a 7 1/2" bracelet , so once I made one I had my daughter try on the size and it was a good fit so I just kept making them that size. I did some in 8" for larger kids and adults just in case. I chose 8" because it fit my wrist. In all it took around 8 hours to do I guess I received the cord in the mail Thursday night and worked on them for a couple hours, then worked on them the next day and was done by 2pm, I also delt with kids, dinner, baths , ect So it could have been done in less time. I did have issues in the beginning with melting the cord together, once I changed lighters they melted fine. The other lighter kept making the melted spot black.

Here is the website I used http://theworldaccordingto*******bl...wToMakeTwoColorCobraKnotParacordBracelet.html

I used paracordplanet.com used a promo code they had on facebook and spent $23 for all materials, so not bad considering they are selling for $5 each.
Very nice.
 

·
Moderator
Joined
·
2,201 Posts
I made my own jig for next to nothing. I had the wood, screws, nuts and bolts on hand. All I had to spring for was the little nylon loops for securing the buckles. The investment is well worth the time that it saves on making bracelets as well as the improved consistency of what you make.

Like you... I like the finished look of the buckles but bought the velcro so I can surprise some family/friends with bracelets and don't have to worry about getting wrist sizes from them.
Yes a jig makes it easier. I still tie some things without the jig but I mostly use the jig.

I'm working on a pocket jig that I might start selling.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
87 Posts
Discussion Starter · #13 ·
Yes a jig makes it easier. I still tie some things without the jig but I mostly use the jig.

I'm working on a pocket jig that I might start selling.
I'll have to check out some, I have some wood left over from an old shed I can cut up.
 

·
Moderator
Joined
·
2,201 Posts
Now I need a monkey fist jig and I'll be set.
 
1 - 14 of 14 Posts
Top