Paracord Jewelry & Other Accessories

Paracord Jewelry & Other Accessories

by Linda Peterson

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Overview

Make beautiful jewelry and accessories from parachute cord.

Decorative knotting has long been used as a way to make bracelets—and now you can use this technique with parachute cord, also known as paracord. Paracord was first used in World War II and is now used as a general-purpose utility cord—but it has also been adopted by crafters, such as Linda Peterson. Available in a wide range of colors, including some with an attractive metallic effect, it’s perfect for knotting and braiding to make durable yet pretty items. The projects here include jewelry, but also accessories—among them a belt, cell phone pouch, and watch. You can even make dog collars! Linda teaches you how to get started with paracord crafting by outlining the basic techniques—step-by-step photography explains macramé and other decorative knots. Then move onto three chapters of fabulous projects: Knotty Designs, with simple ideas for necklaces, bracelets, and earrings, to become familiar with the techniques; For the Guys, showcasing more masculine (but unisex) designs; and Mixing It Up, where you can combine paracord with other materials such as beads and fabric.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781782491927
Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small
Publication date: 04/15/2015
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,141,859
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Linda Peterson has been a professional award-winning arts and crafts designer for the past 20 years, and is known for her unique eye for detail. Her dazzling designs have appeared in numerous magazines and advertising campaigns. Her previous books include “Upcycled Jewelry” (ISBN 978-1-78249-151-4), “Creative Ideas to Organize Your Home” (ISBN 978-1-78249-097-5), “How to Make Polymer Clay Beads” (ISBN 978-1-906094-44-7), and “Art + Life Combined” (ISBN 978-1-908170-91-0), all published by CICO Books. She lives in the Ozark Mountains of Missouri.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Chapter 1 Tools & Techniques 10

The Art of Knotting 12

Materials and Tools 14

Techniques 20

Knotting Techniques 24

Chapter 2 Knotty Designs 42

Pink Popcorn 44

Blue Bayou 46

Night at the Disco 48

Blue Dangle Earrings 50

Rising Star 52

Chinese Knot Necklace 54

Purple Passion 56

Blue Moon 58

Everlasting Love 60

Rose Headband 62

Hitch Knot Flip-Flops 64

Cell Phone Cable 66

Purse Fob 68

Chapter 3 For the Guys 70

Hex Nut Bracelet 72

Shark's Tooth Necklace 74

Tube Bracelet 76

Winged Heart Necklace 78

Men's Watch 80

Earth Bracelet 82

Lone Star Keychain 84

Camouflage Belt 86

Braided Lanyard 90

Sport Bracelet 94

Knotted Cufflinks 96

Chapter 4 Mixing It Up 98

Teardrop Earrings 100

Tri-strand Boho Bracelet 102

Indian Summer Necklace 104

Knotted Necklace 106

Hair Scmnchy 108

Tropical Paradise Earrings 110

Tribal Dance Earrings 112

Hearts and Diamonds 114

Leaf Knot Earrings 116

Cell Phone Pouch 118

Dog Collars 122

Resources 124

Index 126

Acknowledgments 128

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