Thursday, November 12, 2009

Paracord bracelet

Post four of today, and probably the last one!! (but no promises)

Have you ever been in a tricky situation, where you think, "hmmm what I need to get me out of this is about 3 metres of strong cord"?


oh well you are obviously not a 10 year old boy then!!

As soon as I saw these bracelets on Calvin's blog I immediatly knew I would have to make one for my eldest son. The idea is that in an emergency situation (such as the finding the perfect tree from which to hang a rope swing) you can unravel the bracelet and use the parachute cord.

I immediatly got onto ebay and ordered 100ft of desert camo parachute cord, and 10 10mm curved buckles.

I got the instructions from here
I ordered my cord from here
and my buckles from here

I thoroughly recommend these sellers. They both provided excellent service.

I liked these bracelets so much that the one shown is actually one I made for myself. so next time I am in that survival situation, I'll be just fine!!


  1. well, this is a new one me lol interesting though!

  2. Ooh, I *heart* this bracelet!! I definitely need one myself - for all those survival situations I regularly get myself into rather than fashion purposes, naturally! ;-)

  3. Wow, never seen these before but lovin' yours Joanne!

  4. Blimey, you have been busy hun, loving all your latest creations x

  5. i think these are brilliant - gonna have to have a go!

  6. We happen to have this same leftover cord laying around. I'm so happy to have a use for it!

  7. very cool! who would have thought that it came from a piece of string!

  8. What a cool fun.. and well practical project.. top notch!
    hugs minxy

  9. I saw this on Calvin's blog too but couldn't get the links to work. Was it difficult to make? I fancy having a go for my grandchildren

    The word verification I have to type in is 'uncoping' LOL - obviously it needs one of these parachute cord bracelets!

  10. for all those survival situations I regularly get myself into rather than fashion Work from home India

  11. Wow Joanne that looks great! I love that desert camo colour, a nice natural colour that a boy of girl could wear, in fact my girls love this colour above all of them.



word verification is off! thanks for all your lovely comments, they mean so much to me!