How to Make a Basic Cobra Paracord Bracelet
Learn how to make a basic cobra paracord bracelet in this video by Beadaholique. You can make many unique bracelets with this basic paracord bracelet design using different colors of paracord.
You will need one .6” plastic buckle, a lighter, scissors, and 1’ foot of paracord for each inch of your wrist measurement minus 2”. The clasp will make up 2” of the wrist length when clasped together. This bracelet will be made to fit a 6” wrist. For a 6” wrist you will want a 7” bracelet.
Since the clasp makes up two inches you only need 5” of bracelet made with paracord. This would require two 6’ sections of paracord of different colors. This measurement allows for a little extra working cord. Better to have too much than not enough.
Attach the two sections of paracord together, by melting one of their ends and sticking them together. Roll it once it cools slightly to smooth it out. Fold the sections of paracord in half at the join and push them through one of the separated buckle ends. Pull the ends of the paracord through the loop, and pull the knot tight to attach the cords to the buckle end.
Put the ends of the cords through the other buckle end from underneath. You will want this end on top because you will be working with the ends of the cord from top to bottom. You should have one color on one side and another color on the other side, of equal lengths. Adjust the buckles to the desired length of the bracelet and begin the cobra weave.
To make a cobra weave, take the left side over the two cords that make up the core of the bracelet. You want a loop to be created on the left side. Take the right cord over the end of the left cord, under the two cords, and then up through the loop on the left side. Pull on the ends of both cords and push the weave up to the buckle to tighten it into place.
Make a second weave the same way, but starting on the right side this time. One way to remember what side to start on is the color. You will always start with the same color cord as you began the first weave with. It will alter from side to side with each weave.
Continue weaving until you reach the other end of the buckle. You want the weaves to be tight against both buckles. Once you are done weaving simply cut the remaining cords, melt the remaining ends into the last weave, and that’s all there is to making a basic cobra paracord bracelet.