Mail came yesterday with my REI Paracord, so I made a few stabs at tying some lanyards. This was my first attempt, and I have to say this is harder than it looks. The hardest part for me was getting the initial loop to stay while tying the starter stitch. I want to get some of those skull beads for the top loop, it really helps the look of the lanyard. Something like a drilled ball bearing would also look really good. Thanks for all the inspiration, my wife did come home wondering what the h*ll had gotten into me, though.