How to Make the Hex Nut Paracord Bracelet
Discover how to make the Hex Nut paracord bracelet in this instructional video presented by Bored Paracord. Create a bracelet design unlike any other, that your friends will be envious of.
For this project you will need a 15’ section of 550 cord, a smaller 4’ section of paracord with paracord needles attached to the end, a ¾” plastic buckle, and 10 to 12 - 5/16th hex nuts. Once you have cut your lengths of paracord, melt the ends closed. This will prevent them from fraying and make them easier to work with.
To begin making the bracelet, take the ends of the 15’ section of paracord together, and work them through one end of the buckle and attach them using a cow’s hitch knot. Pull all the paracord through your fingers to remove any twists that may have developed and work the ends through the other end of the plastic buckle from bottom to top.
Open the buckle and space the two pieces to your wrist size. Secure the buckle with the working ends in place by creating a Solomon bar knot. To do this, simply make a loop with right working cord, with the end over the two center cords towards the left. Then take the left working cord over the right working cords end, behind the two center cords and then through the loop on the right side. Pull the knot tight and push it up to the buckle.
Next take the right working cord under and then over the right center cord. Do the same thing with the left working cord, putting in under and then over the left center cord. The working cords should now be coming from center between the two center cords. Take the working cord ends together and thread on one of the hex nuts. If you have trouble getting the ends through the hex nut, try turning the nut clockwise.
Push the hex nut to about 2 inches from the Solomon bar knot. Make sure the working cords are still on their respective sides. The hex nut should still be in the center of the two center strands, with two loops at the very top on the outside of the inner center strands.
Next, take the right working cord and work it up and over the right center cord, and then through the loop on the right side working from top to bottom. Repeat the same prices on the left side, taking the left working cord up and over the center cord, and then through the loop on the left side working from top to bottom.
Center the hex nut at the top directly below the Solomon bar knot. You want the holes of the hex nut facing up and down. To hold the hex nut in place, take the right working cord over the right center cord creating a loop on the right side. Then work the right working cord under the right center cord and through the loop from bottom to top. Repeat the same process with the left side.
Repeat the entire process of adding the hex bolt and securing in place until you reach the end of your bracelet. Once you reach the other end of the bracelet and there is no more room to add the hex nuts, finish the work off with a Solomon bar knot. Turn the bracelet so that the working ends are at the top.
Take the right working cord and put in through the right side of the buckle from back to front. Do the same thing for the left side. Finish it off with two or three Solomon bar knots over the top of the previous work. Cut the remaining working cords and melt the ends into the Solomon bar knots.
Your bracelet is basically finished, and at this point you can either stop or add an accent line to your bracelet. To achieve this, the paracord should be of a different color. To add your accent line, take your length of cord that has the paracord needles attached, and work them through the holes just before the first hex nut from back to front. These holes should be at the corners of the hex nut. Try and get your paracord in equal lengths on both sides.
Next you will pass the paracord needle through the line that is going through the hex nut. So the left working cord will go through the line that goes through the bolt on the left side. The same goes for the working cord on the right. Keep working the line through all the way to the other side. Make sure that after each pass that the paracord is straight and not twisted.
Once you reach the other end of the bracelet, weave some of the remaining through the Solomon bar knots. Then trim off the excess cord and melt the remaining ends into the Solomon bar knot. Your hex nut paracord survival bracelet is now ready for action!
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