How to Make a Paracord Survival Necklace

By Ray / July 31, 2018

Paracords are now beyond survival items used by police officers, military personnel, and outdoor enthusiasts. Now, paracords are weaved and braided to fashion for every day wearing that could prove useful in dire situations.

Weaving it into a necklace is one of the most popular and fashionable ways to showcase this military-grade strands. If you are looking for a step-by-step tutorial on how to make your own paracord survival necklace, then you’ve come to the right place!

What you will need:

  • 2 color Paracord (6 feet each)
  • Lighter
  • Scissors
  • Break-away Clasps
  • Glue gun or super glue


  • Get the breakaway clasp and start with the one that has a longer end.
  • Get 1 strand of paracord and cut it in half. Get one of the cord, and cut about 2 inches at the end. Pull the materials out of the sheath and cut it. This is needed so that you can put the 2 strand of paracord into the clasp.
  • Insert the two paracords into the clasp and use the lighter to melt and fuse the two strands together. This should be a kind of stopper.
  • Next, get the other paracord with the different color and put the 2 ends together to find the center point.
  • Here is where we start to do the weaving. Lay the ropes over each other. Begin by passing both ends of the first chord under the second chord. Make sure to pull it tightly.
  • Next, pass the second rope under the first rope. Continue with this weaving pattern. Try to hold the chords with the unwoven strands below you to make it easier.
  • After you have reached the desired length for your paracord necklace, you need to insert it to the other end of the clasp.
  • Remove about an inch of paracord materials from the same first strands you inserted into the other end of the clasp. Insert the 2 strands into the other end of the clasp. Use the lighter to melt and fuse the 2 strands together.
  • Slide the clasp down until you reach the other 2 strands.
  • Drop a dot of glue into the inside of the clasp on each side using the glue gun or a super glue. Make sure that you do not put glue on the top rim of the clasp because the other end should fit perfectly into it.
  • While waiting for the glue to dry, cut the other 2 strands of with the scissor and singe both of them. Be careful not to melt the other strands.
  • Cut the excess length of chords and melt them until they are hidden inside the clasp. Enjoy your paracord survival necklace.

Watch the video tutorial here:

101 Amazing Paracord Projects


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