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Title: How to Tie Paracord Prayer Beads by TIAT (With Bonus Info!)
Post by: JD~TIAT on June 12, 2010, 06:19:51 PM
Paracord Prayer Beads are a quick and (relatively) easy
way to achieve a line of colored knots along a length of
cord.

(http://images.tribe.net/tribe/upload/photo/8ed/1b5/8ed1b5f2-d4a8-478e-b35e-eb8c6a82a0fd)

Fundamentally a row of alternating blood knots, the
resulting strand of knots makes for a great necklace, a
bracelet, or (as the tie's name implies) a line of prayer
beads.

(http://images.tribe.net/tribe/upload/photo/b2a/d5e/b2ad5e87-e1ea-4bb6-bf2c-447aea9d0d42)

Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tv4up0y9FUE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tv4up0y9FUE)

Hope you enjoy,

JD ~ TIAT

BONUS INFO!

How to Close the Loop of the
Paracord Prayer Beads


(http://images.tribe.net/tribe/upload/photo/ef9/0d7/ef90d711-875f-4600-8072-e06226982373)
1. Draw the two ends of your cords together, aligning
them parallel to one another.

(http://images.tribe.net/tribe/upload/photo/419/86e/41986ea0-451b-4f03-bcd5-a17de061d4da)
2. Wrap a new strip of cord around the aligned cords
once...

(http://images.tribe.net/tribe/upload/photo/eed/0a2/eed0a262-0279-4bf3-962e-f7d31c037931)
3 . ...twice...

(http://images.tribe.net/tribe/upload/photo/300/a17/300a1778-3aaf-4468-ac90-a12a3d99b9c8)
4. ...and then a third time.

(http://images.tribe.net/tribe/upload/photo/3c2/5ca/3c25cac7-a7c8-457c-9694-5f2fe4c8ce62)
5.  Now insert the cord through the coiled cords
created.

(http://images.tribe.net/tribe/upload/photo/f94/434/f9443420-881b-43c2-bc6b-de4feac10fd5)
6. Pull the cord tight.

(http://images.tribe.net/tribe/upload/photo/ee8/bfb/ee8bfb23-1b06-486b-ab16-793c3eaacbb6)
7. Pull the standing end cords tight.

(http://images.tribe.net/tribe/upload/photo/840/040/8400402b-ff82-41d9-8dbb-515e34de8c9a)
8. Snip and singe all ends to finish the loop.
Title: Re: How to Tie Paracord Prayer Beads by TIAT (With Bonus Info!)
Post by: CreditonJules on June 17, 2010, 06:23:05 PM
 :D  Loved this design JD and can't wait to have a go at tying them!!

Congratulations on getting to your 100th YouTube video - here's to the next 100!! ;D

I'm going to have a craft stall in November and would love to promote your new book! 

What would be good is to have a simple project e.g. making a keyring or zipper sinnet bracelet (for people to take away with them and have a go at) and details on how they can buy your book.  I am really hoping you will be able to send it over to the UK as I am really looking forward to getting my copy!  Will you be doing a download version too?

Thanks once again for what you do - really love your projects!
Title: Re: How to Tie Paracord Prayer Beads by TIAT (With Bonus Info!)
Post by: JD~TIAT on June 18, 2010, 04:31:08 AM
Thanks... (smile) I can't believe I've been able to keep up
the pace (a video a week for a little under two years). Still,
somehow, something always comes to mind.

As for the book, I'll let you know as soon as its available.

JD ~ TIAT
Title: Re: How to Tie Paracord Prayer Beads by TIAT (With Bonus Info!)
Post by: Ed on April 27, 2015, 10:19:57 AM
It's kool to see someone else tying this, and the idea of prayer beads, awesome.
I've tied a few of these bracelets in the past but just with a single strand, single colour and make them adjustable. I call it, "Walkin The Line", because if not mistaken, the knot is a, single strand, single turn Matthew Walker Knot. It can be mixed up a little by tying the single turn, two turn, three turn and so on, in the bracelet, necklace or whatever your making.
I like the idea of the two strands and therefore two colour design.
Nice work JD, as usual :)