Learn how to make the jagged cacophony bar paracord bracelet in this how-to video presented by Tying It All Together. With its offset, three tiered, bilateral symmetry the jagged cacophony bar paracord bracelet makes a unique bracelet that will stand out.
To make the jagged cacophony bar paracord bracelet you will need three 5’ lengths of each white, blue, and maroon paracord. You will also need a pair of scissors and a lighter. This will make a bracelet that is about 7 ½”. This bracelet will begin with an overhand knot loop base.
Begin by arranging the cords so the center of the cords are together and the maroon cord is on bottom, the white cord in the middle, and the blue cord on the top. The cords should not be overlapping each other, but simply above one another. Take the left end of the blue cord and bring it down over the front of the white and maroon cords. Then take the right end of the blue cord and bring it over the backside of the white and maroon cords, crossing the right end of the blue cord over the left end of the blue cord.
Bring the ends of the white and maroon cords to the center over the top of the point where the blue cords cross each other, so they are flowing downwards with an equal amount coming out the front and back of the blue loop that was created around them. At this point you should have a blue loop on the top with a four cords, two each of the maroon and white cords, coming out of the center. There should be a blue working cord on each the left and right outermost sides of the work.
Take the right blue working cord over the top of the four center working cords, creating a small loop on the right side. Hold the work in place with your thumb. Then take the left blue working cord over the end of the right blue working cord, which should be on the left side, behind the four center cords, and then through the small blue loop on the right side entering from behind. Adjust the piece so that it is tight and firm while maintaining a small loop at the top.
The next step is to construct the jagged cacophony bar. Start by taking the front white center cord to the right over and around the right blue cord, then behind the rear white center cord, and over the left front maroon cord. Then bring the front center maroon cord to the right over the top of the work and through the white loop on the right side, entering through the front and going over the blue cord. Tighten and push the work towards the top.
Next, take the maroon cord that is on the right side, which would be the rear center maroon cord, and take it to the left over the left blue cord, behind the blue cord, and then behind white center cord that is free flowing towards the left side. Then take the white cord that is coming out of the rear towards the right, and work it to the left behind the left maroon cord, over the left blue and white cords, and then through the outer left maroon loop. Gently tighten the knot and push the work towards the top.
Repeat the jagged cacophony bar technique until you reach your desired length of bracelet. Tighten the last knot firmly and snip the excess cordage and melt the ends into the last knot. Do not snip the two cords that are coming out of the center of the work. The last step is to finish the bracelet off with a 2-strand diamond knot, which together with the ½” knot at the top will act as the clasp for the bracelet.
Take the left maroon cord and create a small loop as close to the last knot of the bracelet as possible. Then bring the white cord up into an open loop with the inside strand being vertical, behind the center of the maroon loop. Bring the end of the right white cord over the maroon cord coming out of the last knot, behind the maroon cords free end, and through the loop of the maroon cord.
Insert the white cord through the maroon cord starting on the left of the white cord that runs behind the center of the loop. Then work the cord to the right behind that center white cord and back through the maroon loop on the right of it. Then take the end of that white cord up, and through the loop of the maroon cord on the left side where the maroon cord crosses itself, entering from above. Gently and evenly tighten the knot. Snip the excess cordage to your desired length and singe the ends for a neat finish.