I’ve been on a workshop streak with Mikko’s I Try DIY. This time around, I learned how to make bracelets out of paracord. These bracelets are more stylish than functional, though. (:
Each participant gets a bottle filled with enough materials for six or more bracelets.
There’s also a “buffet” that participants can “steal” from in the course of the workshop. So if you want to save some of your paracord for projects you want to do at home, go ahead and practice with the ones here.
This is what came in my bottle. 5 bundles of I Try DIY paracord (you can actually order these from Mikko’s site!). Plus different types of closure.
We were taught how to connect two different colors (with a bit of Mighty Bond and a lighter) together. I didn’t want to touch the heated glue so I used the pliers to join them together. If you do get some glue on your fingers, acetone will get that out easily.
Not the neatest, but good enough. Here’s how you start the bracelet.
Learned two styles: the cobra knot and this braided style that makes a flatter bracelet. We were also taught how to close the bracelets two ways. One involved a bit of sewing, but you don’t need to be a pro to do it!
Came home with these two new additions to my arm party. I still have tons of paracord left and I’m excited to make more bracelets.
If you want to learn how to make these too, just sign up for the next one happening on September 14 in BGC. More info plus sign up sheet on I Try DIY.