Feb 092018
 

There have been several projects that I have made that required holding the end of a piece of jewelry, usually a bracelet, with a bit of tension.

Usually that was accomplished with some sort of rigged up system involving scotch tape and a binder clip, lol.

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So when the folks at SpeedyJig contacted me and asked if I would like to try one of their jigs, I jumped at the chance!

I requested that they send me the XL jig because I wanted to be able to use it to make longer items such as triple wrap bracelets or necklaces. The first thing I did was attempt to follow their instructions and use the included materials to make a paracord bracelet.

I found the instructions a little tricky to follow, although in all fairness if I had read a little bit more slowly and carefully it might’ve been fine. A couple of additional explanations would’ve been helpful.

With the help of a YouTube video and also an online instructable I was able to complete the project.

I also used this jig to making a wavy Chan Luu wrap style bracelet and found it to be incredibly helpful to be able to adjust the tension throughout the process. Check back next Tuesday for that video!

Btw, if you are thinking about making paracord jewelry there are LOTS of different types of clasps you can put on your survival bracelet. Some of them include compasses, fire starters, whistles, adjustable slides or other useful things. Scroll through the link in the list below for many fascinating options.

These work up SO quickly! Don’t tell them, but each of my guys will be getting one for their upcoming birthdays.

Hooray for quick & easy (and useful… and possibly life saving…) gifts for guys!

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Enjoy the video and happy creating!

Watch the How to Use a SpeedyJig to Make Jewelry & Paracord Bracelets-Friday Findings video on YouTube.