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Paracord Bracelet with Monkey Fist Button
I saw the paracord bracelet by Stormdrane a couple of months ago, and had to make some; one night, while insomniacking, I was inspired, and had an epiphany: whynot make a paracord bracelet, using a Monkey fist and loop as a closure, instead of a buckle or button?So, here we go: a paracord bracelet with a Monkey Fist knot acting as the button.
-Approximately 7 to 8 feet of gutted paracord; more depending on your wrist size. I measured the ratio of cord to weave once, and promptly forgot it.-A pair of scissors or sharp Swiss Army knife.-A lighter to melt fraying ends.-A marlin spike or similar pokey object, used when dressing the monkey fist knot; it should be as tight as possible.-A skully bead, available at craft stores near you; all kinds are available online, too.-Time: 2 hours for first attempt
The Skully Button
The hardest part of the project, after procuring the skull beads, will be the monkey fist. It was intended for use as a weight on a heaving line, in order to get larger, non-throwable hawsers from ship to jetty. I think it is a nice looking knot, and also resembles a head with a turban on it.
Take the inner strands out of the paracord, as this reduces the bulky look