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Making a two color paracord fishtail bracelet.
The things you will need
1. Paracord your choice on colors
2. Lighter or something to burn the ends. Torch lighter is the best
3. Cutting devise.
5. Tape measure
I live in the Bay Area so black and orange Giants baby.
Cut your cords to length and burn the ends. I used two lengths of 12 feet each to have plenty left over. I also used a jig to do this but it is not a requirement. You will want to cow hitch both cords through one end of your buckle. I used a 5/8 buckle which seems to be a good size.
This is where you start sizing. Whatever size you are going to make it make sure you measure. I use a cloth tape because it is a little easer to handle. You can also use a mark on the cord for the size wrist. When measuring measure from the very end of the female side of the buckle to the point of connection on the male side ( so not all the way to the end of the male side). Adjust your cow hitch so two cords closest (in photo) go through the male end of the buckle and are about an inch towards the female end,. You can tape them if you wish. Almost time to start your weave make sure everything is tight and ready to go.
Start your weave. Again make sure everything is snug and start weaving. In this photo I started with the outermost cord which is orange. Bring orange over the first two and under the second two.
Orange goes around and back under the side it started on. Do the same with black all the way to the end. Make is tight and push the entire knot towards the weaved end.
As you near the end it gets quite difficult. This is where your hemostat will come in. I personally packed as much cord as I could and tried to finish it with black cord so it runs right to the orange cow tie.
Almost done. Now you can finish it in your own way or do what i did and simply cut and burn the ends pressing down on them so they wouldn’t be a problem on the wrist. And if you ever need the cordage its easily undone. Good luck and have fun.
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