This time we take a look at how to tie the conquistador paracord bracelet.
This bracelet is made using the conquistador braid, used by the original conquistadores on their belts.
As a bracelet it has a fairly unique look and it is made in a very interesting way.
The bracelet can be made as wide as possible by adding loops at the start of the braid, as will be seen in the tutorial below.
As far as the basic items needed, I recommend the following:
I really can not give you a guess at how much cord you will need. It depends on the number of loops, the length of the bracelet and the tightening of the loops. What I do with most projects is to make a small length, then measure the cord used and extrapolate from that.
Conquistador paracord bracelet tutorial
We start this project by attaching our cord to the buckle. We simply wrap one end around it.
Make as many wrap arounds as you like.
Then tuck the end under the loops. You can further secure it by using an overhand knot. Now we will start using our second end to braid the bracelet.
If you have a lacing needle, attach it to the other end.
Feed the end through the top of the first loop at the bottom.
Make sure that the cord passes behind itself.
Continue with the second bottom loop, again entering from the top.
Again making sure to pass behind the cord.
Do the same with the third loop.
When you reach the top, we will now reverse and go down, starting with the top loop.
Feed the end through the top of the top loop.
When moving towards the bottom, we make sure that the end passes in front of itself.
The working end is always in front of itself, as seen here.
Do this until you reach the bottom.
We then reverse and go towards the top, starting with the bottom loop. Note that when moving up, I go behind the cord.
When you reach desired length, we attach the buckle in much the same way we did at the start.
Feed the end under the buckle.
Then through the first loop and again under the buckle.
And through the second loop, then again under and through the buckle.
Do this until you reach the top.
Feed the end under all the newly created loops.
You can finish the ends with an over hand knot to prevent the cord from slipping out.
The overhand knots are done and so is our bracelet!
I think the tutorial was quite clear, but if you have ANY issues, see the video tutorial below as well!