I designed and made this paracord lanyard. This uses 20' of black and 12' od. The steel bearing is 1.5" & weighs almost 1/2 pound. Sliding adjuster allows anywhere from 18" overall to 34". Use your imagination. ...this blog (not mine) has great tutorials and ideas for creating a setup for making monkey's fists: http://paracord-projects.blogspot.com/2010/03/monkeys-fist-knot.html The monkey's fist is the hardest part (for an 1.5" ball you need 8 passes in the knot which is quite hard to keep organized and untangled and uniform during tightening process). The nail board shown on the blog is quite helpful. after the monkey's fist, you need two strand diamond knot, or lanyard knot which is all over the web, and my youtube channel has a vid on it too. Next is the four strand round braid; also an easy google. Final challenge is the "manrope knot" on the end, done around the standing end for form a loop. This I'd probably need to do a video for to better explain, but its a wall knot with all four strands (around the standing braid); then a crown knot on top; then one at a time with each end follow the wall, then follow the crown to double/triple it. ends should come out the bottom. the problem with a close crop/burn is that they could pull up during sliding; so I cut them a bit long and put a big blob burn on it; better than losing the ends.