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DIY: How to make a keychain and a parachute bracelet with buckle

Don’t be alarmed. You are still viewing The Sophomore Slump 2.

This next Special post is a tad more advance instruction from the first part of making a parachute bracelet I made before. We will use the same weaving pattern that I used on that post, which is called the cobra weave. You can still catch up on how to do that because I will touch up on it but not as elaborate as the first part.

Here is all that you need to make a parachute bracelet and a keychain.

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Lesson 1: Parachute Bracelet with buckle

I’ll show you the end result so it is easier to visualize.

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Alright, the first part we did was one color. This time, we’ll make it a tad advance and do two colors.

1. Cut the two color chords evenly. Cut it about 2 arm and a half arm lengths. Maybe that’s too much but it’s better to have excess.

Take one end of the first color cord and pull it through the female part of the buckle.

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You see that we made a loop. Now with the same first color chord, bring the rest and pull it through that loop.

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2. Take the other end of the same first color chord and pull it through the male part of the buckle.

Take one end of the second color chord and pull it through the male part of the buckle.

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Now you see the two unattached two colors chords? Attach it by burning the ends together. The trick in burning it together is to burn itΒ and try to flatten it out with the lighter or the scissor. You can ask a friend to hold it for you. I don’t need to anymore because I’ve gotten better and because I am that awesome. πŸ˜€

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3. At this point you can make adjustments on how long you want your bracelet is going to be. I’ll let you see mine.

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Allow a bit of extra space so you are not popping veins when you found out that you made the bracelet too small. πŸ™‚

Now go to the male part of the buckle. Make a square knot over the two color chords in the center.
Just like this…

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4. Now do the cobra knot just like the keychain (instruction below) or from the basic instructions in first part. Do that until you reach the female end.

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5. Lastly, cut the extra ends as close as you can, and then burn the end.

Ta-dah!

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You are done! Finito.

Lesson 2: Paracord Keychain

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This one is super easy. Just follow my lead. πŸ˜€

1. You want to cut evenly the two colored chords about 1 or 1 and a half arm lengths. Again, the more the many-er. πŸ˜€

Burn both ends of the two colored chords together.

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2. Take that and stick it out the carabiner. Make that loop again.

Bring the rests of both chords to that loop.

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3. Now put the keychainΒ ring through the chords. Then, make your adjustments on how long you want your keychain.

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4. Now, we do the cobra knot again. See my first blogpost of the parachute bracelet making.

First, take first color chord. Put it on TOP and ACROSS the middle.

(Now the great thing about having two colors is that you can trace whichever goes on top and which goes on the bottom. Here I picked the multicolored chord to ALWAYS go on top.)

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5. Take the second color chord. Go OVER the first and under the middle. Making an “e”.

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Continue with going under, and pull it through the loop of the first color chord. Follow this picture…

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Keep doing the same thing over and over until you reach the bottom.

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Try keep pulling it up. The tigher it is, the better.

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6. Again, once you reach the end, burn it making sure that it is attached on the surface of your main chords.

Viola! You got yourself a keychain.

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I like doing parachord arts and crafts when I am watching, studying, doing laundry, etc. i gave a lot of it away as gifts. The keychain above, I’m going to keep for myself. πŸ˜€

Here’s an extra lesson.

Lesson 3: Thinner design

If you do not want it thicker, you can pull out the threads that are inside the cord.

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You se the white threads? Just yank it out.

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Now instead of having this thicker design …

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You can have this nicer thinner one…

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There you have It folks! It may seem like it’s too much. I’m telling you. It is easy. It gets even easier once you get the hang of it. I can make that keychain in 3 minutes. It’s nice for gifts. And it can be addicting too. πŸ˜€ I even do it when I’m out sight-seeing.

My first post of this NEVER left the Top Post and Pages. It’s been more than one year since, and e-ve-ry-day I get at least one view of that post.

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Thank you very much for the patronage on the first post of this DIY post. If you think this second post is pinterest worthy, I hope you share it as well. You or someone you know might be interested in doing it. I also want to take this time to thank everyone who have shared my other posts to other media. This blog has accumulated nearly 900 shares. Again, i highly appreciate it.

Part 3: Tip and TRicks

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  1. Every time when I open your blog the header catches my eyes. The cat on the wires is awesome.

    I am surprised how some activities come back to the life. Long time ago when I was in school we made something similar from soft copper telephone wires in color tubes. And now your lessons have brought good memories. Thank you.

  2. Glad I’d had my first coffee of the day when I got to this, Rommel! My eyes were bulging! You are a man of many parts πŸ™‚ I really like the keychain. Maybe when the dark evenings come I’ll take this up πŸ™‚

    • Yup! One strength that I think why the first post worked so well is the simple instruction I provided instead of babbling too much. πŸ˜€

  3. I bought the cord. I ordered the book. When it comes I want to make a dog collar and leash. I might even make a bracelet. I love them. I like yours.

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