Make a Paracord Bracelet (Snake Design)

Written by Brandon Garrett

Paracord can be an awesome tool in your preparedness arsenal. This durable nylon rope can be tied into tons of different designs including bracelets, strengthened cords, pouches and more. If you’re in an emergency, you simply unwind the strong cord and use it to bind, haul or anything else that you might need.

So, whether you’re a beginner or an expert paracord lover, we have a design for you. Check out these paracord designs below. If you don’t want to spend time weaving your own bracelet, you can always let us do it for you.

What is Paracord?
Paracord, also known as parachute cord, is a soft, lightweight nylon rope that was originally used for parachuting. Typically, 550 paracord (which is the paracord used for our bracelets) is made of 32 strands of nylon sheath on the outside and seven strands of 2-ply nylon yarns on the inside (the “guts”). The 550 paracord is the same made for the government and has a minimum breaking strength of 550 lbs.

While paracord started out as a parachuters tool, people quickly recognized its usefulness in other areas. Since the cord is quick-drying, rot- and mildew-resistant, it’s great for many purposes. Military units use it for securing packs, hanging covers and tents. Many military personnel even use the guts as fishing line.

Check out these designs:

Paracord Bracelet
Paracord Woven Watchband
Paracord Keychain
Paracord Belt Design

Paracord Snake Design
Check out this cool design that allows for more flexibility in a paracord bracelet.

Updated February 22, 2013


  1. Rafael T. Oneil wrote:

    Thanks for sharing this video on how to make a Paracod bracelet- snake design. The steps were easy so i can definitely make one. Thanks!

    February 23rd, 2013 at 12:44 am
  2. William L. Childers wrote:

    Good tutorial! I find Snake design Paracord bracelet really nice but i just don’t know how to get it started. I have always wanted to make one for myself, now with this tutorial, i know i can! Thanks!

    March 1st, 2013 at 4:12 am
  3. Marcus C. Jackson wrote:

    I have a thing for Paracord bracelets but i have never tried making one. I’m glad to have stumbled upon this post because it comes with an instructional video that i can follow.

    April 10th, 2013 at 11:50 pm
  4. Jay S. Johnson wrote:

    I know about Paracord but i haven’t really had the chance to buy it. I can see bracelets and even bottle holders made of Paracord. Anyway, i find your video interesting, maybe i can try to make one for the first time.

    April 26th, 2013 at 11:50 pm
  5. michael mulvaine wrote:

    where can I get a dvd of these nots

    December 2nd, 2013 at 9:48 am
  6. Name Cindy wrote:

    You’re instructions were very easy to follow and you’re posting it is much appreciated! Thank you!

    January 17th, 2014 at 6:20 pm

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