We had breakfast with my family the other day–my sister’s boyfriend was wearing a manly fishtail camping cord bracelet. It looked very nice in a rugged sort-a-way!
But anyway, the Fishtail braid is still King (especially on pininterest). With these instructions, you can make your own! On eBay, there’s a guy who sells them with your favorite NFL team’s colors. I’m not sure if B would wear one though–no matter how much he loves the Eagles–he’s very minimal.
Here’s some more interesting ideas:
1. Make it with leather. The thick leather strips in Wrapology’s braclet make for a very chunky bangle, it’s very nice! I kind of like it a little better with thin leather strips–it’s lighter and makes it a bit more feminine.
2. Use Hex Nuts. Very cheap and easily found at your local Walmart or hardwear store. I like the toggle fastening. It reminds me of something Lisbeth would wear (from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo).
3. Or, you can always stick with the original Paracord for a Survival Strap bracelet. I think I’m going to start making these for friends–we’ve been hiking a lot lately and this is something I definitely know they’ll appreciate. (Makes for awesome Christmas presents!)