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(( How to... )) Add Paracord Buckles to Friendship Bracelets

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Adding Paracord Buckles to Friendship Bracelets



This is a tutorial about how to add paracord buckles to friendship bracelets. I also use these buckles to make dog/cat collars too. This is my first tutorial so I hope I explain everything. You can find these buckles at just about any craft store. I found some great deals on EBay too.


The first thing to do is to make Larks Head Knots to one end of your buckle. If you do not know how to make larks head knots here is the link to the tutorial for those

https://www.friendship-bracelets.net/tutorial.php?id=3301


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i usually use black electrical tape to tape the buckle down to the clipboard because it comes off pretty easily when you are done and doesn't leave any sticky residue on my buckle




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Next you would just make your bracelet as you normally would.


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When you are done with your bracelet now its time to attach the other end of the buckle to the end of your bracelet.

First i start by just doing a simple tie with each string onto the buckle


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Make sure when you get them tied on you get them all tight. It should look like this on the back


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Next I take the first string and make forward knots with that first string all the way across


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Sometimes I do a second row doing all backwards knots but for this bracelet I only did one row of forward knots.

THE VERY LAST KNOT I MAKE IT FORWARD BACKWARD SO IT DOESN'T STICK OUT


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Next I cut the strings close to the knots


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Last thing I do is i use some Tacky Glue to glue the knots. This may not be necessary but i have always used glue to make it be more secured. I like Tacky Glue because it dries clear and doesn't feel scratchy


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For this tutorial i used a Normal Pattern but Alpha Patterns work as well



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FINISHED PROJECT


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Let me know if there are any questions!



EXTRA TIPS


First tip is if your bracelet is an odd number this is what i do

First i take a string and just have one end smaller


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then i use the lark heads knot to tie it on

you can either pull it behind like this


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and then tape it behind it


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or you can just put that little string behind all the strings and push it to the side


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Another tip


I use the background string when I make alphas and use that in the bracelet so its doesn't have to be glued behind it

I will show you

After i do a few rows and a half and then I take the background string I started with that is off to the side.


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Next I put the string under the other strings so i can use this little string to make knots on the base strings


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Now that i used that string to knot more on my bracelet it will not stick out on the side like when i started


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I hope these extra tips helped!

unfortunately all my strings are white so i hope this makes sense. Sorry about that!







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