How to Buy a Paracord Bracelet

Paracord bracelet designs are many and varied.  Those with a good eye for patterns and colors are the best paracord bracelet designers.  There are a few basic things to consider when looking for a design you’ll love and be pround to wear.  This article explains these basic components that make up a good paracord bracelet design.

1) Purpose

What’s the primary purpose of wearing your paracord bracelet?  Is it to make a fashion statement, or is it strictly for survival?  Every paracord bracelet can be purposed as a survival bracelet, but not all can be presented as fashionable.   Decide which of these two purposes you want to emphasize as you decide which paracord bracelet to buy.

2) Color

Next consider your favorite colors.  Your task is to choose one color you absolutely love or two or more colors that contrast each other.  Consider the clothing you’ll be wearing with your paracord bracelet.  You want colors that compliment and contrast one another, not colors that conflict.  Color says everything about you and also influences your mood and the mood of others around you.  Pick your colors carefully.

3) Weave Pattern

The weavee pattern of the bracelet affects the overall design dramatically.  There are many different weave patterns available, so be sure to have a look at them to decide those you like best.

One of the most popular weave patterns is the cobra weave. Other weave types include the standard over/under weave, the basket weave, the twill weave, and the satin weave. A future article will cover weave patterns in greater detail.  For now, as you look at bracelets you’d potentially wear, consider which of the weave patterns you see are most appealing to you.

You may want to make sure the pattern you select doesn’t switch it’s weave order it as it will make the pattern look disjointed.

4) Buckle Type and Design

Next, you’ll want to consider the type of buckle you want.  There are simple plastic clasp-type buttons and there are more attractive metal and stainless steel buckles. Some have fantastic designs, others have precious stones, and many have emblems of one kind or another.

For many people, the buckle design weighs more heavily than the other aspects of the paracord bracelet design.  have a look at these and see what I mean.

Paracord Bracelet with Design Buckle

The owner of this bracelet is obviously a Pittsburg Steeler’s fan!  You could have any type of logo or image you want in a buckle like this one.

Here’s another example.

Paracord Bracelet with a different buckle design

If you want to make a fashion statement with your paracord bracelet, be sure to buy one with a fancy buckle like this one.

3) Size

Finally, size to many is everything.  Most paracord bracelets are the width shown above, but you can get extra-wide bracelets like the one shown below.

Wide Paracord Bracelet


Now that you’ve considered everything about your new paracord bracelet, go buy one!  There are many good designs available, and you are sure to find several that fit your wardrobe and lifestyle.  They are inexpensive so you could buy several to match your different clothes and moods.  Now go buy some!

Did you know that you can use paracord for other things besides bracelets?  You can use them for strong shoe laces.

You can also unravel paracord bracelets for survival purposes.

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