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Old 03-22-2011, 04:06
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At my show this past weekend there were a couple vendors selling these paracord bracelets. I thought they were cute and I saw LOTS of the kids buying them. I may just have to jump on the bandwagon and make some myself. (Not to sell at that show, cause I'm not that kind of person... lol But to sell at my other shows!) Plus they just look like fun to make and something I can do infront of the TV to keep my hands busy!

Point being, I've found lots of tuts on how to make them and where to buy the paracord and such, but I am not seeing much on sizing. Most of the tuts I'm finding are on measuring them to wear yourself, but I want to make sure I have them to fit everybody! Ya know? Any ideas on sizing??

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DH has a survival bracelet that he wears.

I have a parachord one with his Tag on it that I wear and DD has a parachord one that she wears.
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i saw those - i think they are cool - i just dont where to get the cord from ahh another project - but a good boy project!!!
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DH has a survival bracelet that he wears.

I have a parachord one with his Tag on it that I wear and DD has a parachord one that she wears.
They are so cute! I love how it can be a boy or girl thing too, so its nice to have items for boys as well! Ya know?
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Most of these are custom made so not much info on size charts. I know you have to factor in whether you will do a simple knot end, button wrap or snap buckle. Also paracord tends to shrink a lot when wet or when they absorb sweat so factor that in as well. My brother has an etsy shop for these, i use the center strings to use as tie offs for some of the bows that I make.
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really neat idea!
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Those would be fantastic for boys. I need to look into these!
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i saw those - i think they are cool - i just dont where to get the cord from ahh another project - but a good boy project!!!

From what I read online the best place to buy is ebay. there were some other stores that were online that you could buy it from as well but I haven't gotten down to the nitty gritty of exactly where has the best prices and stuff. Right now I'm just making a game plan! I'm sure you could buy some as well from an Army/Navy Surplus store. I might get DH to ride over to the Army suplus later when I get home to see about buying a little to play with.
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Most of these are custom made so not much info on size charts. I know you have to factor in whether you will do a simple knot end, button wrap or snap buckle. Also paracord tends to shrink a lot when wet or when they absorb sweat so factor that in as well. My brother has an etsy shop for these, i use the center strings to use as tie offs for some of the bows that I make.
Cool! I was actually looking at them on etsy to see if anyone had sizing on them, but you're right, most everybody made them custom to fit. I'll deffinately keep all that in mind though. I think I'm either gonna do the simple knot and loop or button and loop closure, just to make it easier and more cost effective.
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From what I read online the best place to buy is ebay. there were some other stores that were online that you could buy it from as well but I haven't gotten down to the nitty gritty of exactly where has the best prices and stuff. Right now I'm just making a game plan! I'm sure you could buy some as well from an Army/Navy Surplus store. I might get DH to ride over to the Army suplus later when I get home to see about buying a little to play with.
i was thinking army just to try it out and see - how do u close the end???
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