My former Marine husband has been wearing a paracord bracelet with a Green Girl skull woven in for quite some time now. After I made his, all his buddies wanted them as well. It made me aware of something simple I could do to support and thank our troops.
I travel quite a bit for my "real job" and as I walk through airports and see a service man or woman I typically stop and thank them for their service. About a year ago, I started clipping bracelets to my backpack and began offering them up as I shook hands. I've never once had any soldier turn me down. In fact, all seem to really appreciate the gesture.
I can't tell you how many of these soldiers tell me they are on their way to the middle east, some really ugly hot spots. I am so proud of them and I sincerely hope they all make it back to the US and their families safe and sound.
At the Green Girl booth, I told the gentleman there what I was doing. It turned out to be Greg Ogden himself and he promptly contributed a handful of skulls to support my efforts. Thanks, Greg and Green Girl!
|Greg Ogden....of course I made him pose for a picture!|
These bracelets are simple macramé square knots using 550 paracord with side release buckles. Tyingitalltogether has posted a large number of video tutorials on YouTube if you need some instruction.
I purchase paracord in multiple colors from Supply Captain with great success. I get side release buckles from Create Designworks.