This year for Father’s Day, my girls bought some basic paracord materials for me. I have always wanted to know how to make them. What started with 3 colors, a package of buckles, and a small book, has really turned into something else all together. I made two quick bracelets for my daughters and a few for myself. Strangely enough, I found this very relaxing to do. Cross stitch for dudes, I guess. I can’t explain it, but it was just fun to do.
Like anything else, there is a community, lingo, tools, and entirely different world all to itself with any hobby. I am the first to admit that if my survival depended on being able to use the paracord in some of my creations, then I would probably be screwed. I tried taking one of them apart and it was miserable. I get it, a lot are for looks. Which is why we go and get the fancy colors, beads, and shackles.
Regardless, a hobby is a hobby and I have also enjoyed photographing what I create. I have thought about some different ways to shoot these and one day should I find enough free time, I might just setup a little mini-studio to take some photos. Who knows. For now, however, here are some recent creations:
I am saving most of my creations as well as others that I thought were cool to Pinterest, for those wanting to follow along.