| Spring Paracord Colors
Cleaning is not the
only thing spring brings!
And, despite what it looks like, rhyming is not the other
thing…The main focus of this blog is on spring colors. If you are like me, you
may not pay attention to new color additions or to what colors might be popular
given what time of the year it is. Camouflage and blaze orange colors are
obvious choices for the fall, red and green for the winter holiday season, but
what about other times of the year? For guys (I only say this out of
experience), it can be easy to forget to try new colors or colors that might be
appropriate for the theme during a specific time of the year. Trust me when I
say you can make that black and olive drab ultimate survival bracelet anytime,
but now is the perfect time to try a few new colors, perhaps even for mother’s
day? I am here to provide you with an easy guide to make all your Paracord
projects more festive and unique this spring.
The key is to decide which direction
you want to go with the color. There are great options in all our color
varieties, particularly with our neon and multi-colored Paracord. Neon might
not be the first type of color that comes to mind when you think of spring, but
our neon turquoise, as well as the slightly more traditional yellow, blue and
green offer a great way to make a bracelet standout. Our multi-colored Paracord
offers a departure from traditional spring colors in favor of creative color
combinations you might not have considered before. Colors such as ‘Pink
Lemonade,’ ‘Confetti,’ ‘Fairy Tale,’ and ‘Carolina Beach’ offer great combinations
of popular spring time colors that will bring any project to life. Also, for
the hunters, check out ‘Pink Sky Camo’ and other great camouflage patterns for
an awesome twist.
For the more traditional, our solid
colors ‘Lilac,’ ‘Turquoise’ and ‘Light Blue’ offer excellent 550 Paracord
without the flash of neon or multi. I also want to take this time to give a
shout out to ‘White’ Paracord. Perhaps the most underrated Paracord we carry; ‘White’
is an incredible accent to nearly every Paracord color combination and would be
a great spring addition. So whether you are celebrating a holiday or simply
happy to finally see something green, give our spring Paracord colors a try!
Thanks for reading, leave a comment
letting me know what colors I missed and like our Facebook page for the latest
Paracord Beads, Charms and Accents
Paracord Beads, Charms
We frequently receive emails asking how to make Paracord
bracelets more unique. Obviously, there are a plethora of different weaves
(although not always easy), hundreds of colors (400 and counting) and hardware (buckles,
compasses, etc) available to customize your bracelet with. But many of our
customers struggle with how to really make their bracelets unique or give more
meaning to them. While there is no universal solution to this ‘identity crisis’
we have found that many of our customers are completely unaware of the beads,
charms and accents we offer. Thus, I write this blog today to inform you guys
of a ‘hidden gem’ of ours: beads, charms and accents.
I begin with
beads because I know that many of you will immediately dismiss the notion of
putting beads on a Paracord project as childish. Well, if you choose to use beads
you could make a project for a child with beads on it and I am sure he or she
would love it. But, you could also take your Paracord, choose from our beads
ranging from skull beads to roses and make yourself or a loved one, one heck of
a Paracord bracelet, necklace or lanyard. Beads are a great way to try
something new and give your Paracord a completely different look.
If I thought
you guys were scoffing at the suggestion of beads, I know you will be raucously
laughing at the idea of charms. Hey, charms are not for everyone. But,
for the individual looking to customize a bracelet for a special youngster in
their life or for someone who just wants to express a passion of theirs, charms
are perfect. With the ability to choose anything from a dolphin to a Hope Ribbon “Dangle Bead” charm, it is easy to find the right charm for the right passion or cause.
the line between charm and bead. They offer a beautiful, non-distracting
addition to projects, that can really send a message or make it your own.
The Infinity Accent shown here offers a very unique, yet easy to achieve look
that goes great with any design. Our 12mm and 25mm Spike Studs are a great
way to show a little punk in you or give that dog collar you have been working
on a fresh twist. Our accents can appeal to every customer we have and are a
great way to truly customize your bracelet.
for reading guys, comment below and let me know what bead, charm or accent you
are going to use and do not forget to like and submit pictures to our Facebook
Paracord Fids (Needles)
Image Source: Paracord Planet
Making your next
bracelet just got easier
least once a week, I try to highlight an innovative or
exciting product; this week I want to call attention to one that is
make your Paracord projects significantly easier. I know this will
simplify your life, because we receive this question on a regular basis:
“What is the
point of a fid, or needle or whatever you call it?” This is a good question, because
if you work with Paracord on a limited basis you may think there isn’t much to
it. But the more work you do, the more you understand how a fid can help you. I
will provide you with some background on the fid and explain how it can
improve your projects for very little cost.
Image Source: Maine Historical Society
Fids are traditionally made of bone
or wood--obviously the most readily available materials to people living in the
rural parts of the world. The basic idea behind a fid is similar to that of a
needle—to enable the individual to weave something that they are otherwise unable to weave with
their hands—but with rope or cord rather than thread. This ability is
particularly important when working with Paracord, because of how fine the cord
is and how tight the weaves generally are.
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So why use a fid? Plain and simple, it will enable you to make
Paracord projects you currently cannot and it will make your current Paracord projects
easier. Everyday examples of this include finishing your bracelets. Yes it is a
small thing, but tucking the ends of your Paracord back into the bracelet to
achieve a clean, professional finish can be frustrating; by utilizing a
Paracord fid in your work, this becomes a breeze. Another very real way a fid can
help you is when you want to work that beautiful breast-cancer awareness
ribbon into your Paracord bracelet while maintaining the tightness and
integrity of the Paracord weave. The fid is great for getting in between the
Paracord without disrupting your bracelet. A fid can also be quite beneficial
for certain weaves such as the Turk’s Head and other tricky ties. A small tool
that can make a big difference.
hope is that this blog answered any questions you may have had about
what a fid is or how to use it; you can find all your fids at Paracord Planet. Feel free to comment any questions you may have or tell us what
project you are going to use your fid on! Like our Facebook page for
great deals and enjoy your new tool!
Paracord and Personality
Which Paracord are you?
For the past few months I have been bringing you as many
great Paracord ideas and Paracord products as I can find, but today we take a
step back. We offer a huge variety of Paracord here at Paracord Planet ranging
from 750 to Nano cord and everything in between and receive plenty of amazing
feedback from you guys every day. But have you ever stopped to think why you
buy the particular Paracord that you buy? Sure you say: “Because I want to make
one awesome bracelet,” which is definitely true. But have you ever wondered
what your Paracord selection said about you, or better yet, what Paracord you
This might be a long shot, but I believe your Paracord says a
lot about who you are as a person, essentially, certain Paracord reflects a
certain personality. Much in the same way you can take a quiz to find out “What
Game of Thrones character are you?” you should be able to discover what
Paracord type you are, based on how you respond to a few behavioral based quiz
questions. If only a quiz of this magnitude existed…
Introducing our first-ever Paracord personality quiz “Which
Paracord are you?” This will reveal your Paracord Personality analog. As a
result, you might discover a new Paracord you have never tried before and in
the process find out something totally new about yourself! Are you reliable
Mil-Spec or flashy Glow-In-The-Dark? Take the quiz to find out and feel free to
leave a comment below to let us know if you think it was right. Also, stop by
our Facebook page and ‘Like’ it to get all the latest and greatest deals!
Spring is Reflective Paracord Season
Spring is finally here, enjoy it with Paracord
For most of the country, this past winter was one of the roughest in recent history with record lows or unseasonably long stretches of cold being felt from coast to coast. Fargo, ND (our headquarters) was no exception; we endured weeks where the futile barometer never rose above 0 degrees Fahrenheit. Thus, it is with a happy (and warm!) heart that I write this blog to usher in Spring 2014. Many of you in warmer climes may argue that it has been spring for several weeks, that I should have written this sooner and so on; I will counter by saying it is currently 35 degrees here, close to the warmest temperature this spring. Spring in Fargo is something akin to a garage sale: all the things that have been stuck inside all winter are finally put out for all to see (and it’s not always pretty). We take to the streets and sidewalks en masse to walk, run or just feel natural light.
Thus, the motivation behind my blog this week lies in my concern over the safety and enjoyment of this collective spring of ours. It is obvious that Paracord makes everything better, but you may be wondering how it can really make your spring that much better (especially because if you live north of Nebraska you are already dancing in the streets). The answer: Reflective Paracord. This little gem of a Paracord is the perfect addition to your spring wardrobe! Not only does it come in a great selection of colors to enable you to coordinate it with any outfit or other Paracord project, but it is still 550 lb test so it is as reliable as ever.
What really makes Reflective Paracord the perfect cord for spring is safety. Adding a small amount of Reflective Paracord to your Paracord projects obviously adds style, but as you head out the door this spring, be safe with Reflective Paracord. Reflective Paracord is the perfect cord to put into your shoelaces, make a headband with or create a dog collar. It can also be used to tie a water bottle, braid a dog leash or create a traditional bracelet; the idea is to make sure your traditional spring equipment is as reflective as possible. That way, when you venture out into the early morning darkness or are outside enjoying the evening into the night, you will be as safe as possible.
Do not be afraid to try our Reflective Micro Cord as well!
Be sure to check out our complete selection of Reflective Paracord, starting at only $3.99 with a wide range of colors. Also, ‘Like’ our Facebook Page to stay up on the latest deals and be entered to win an array of fantastic weekly giveaways. Drop a comment below to let me know what you will be making out of reflective Paracord this spring.
Spring Paracord Colors
Paracord Beads, Charms and Accents