There is the paracord style and there is the micro macrame style of knotted bracelets.  Somewhere in between is a thick cord style.  This fun and interesting tutorial by  Beth of Remarkably Domestic uses a thick cord core and contrasting colors.

What is clever about this DIY is the option to keep close or separate the foundation cords. And to use varying thicknesses of cords.  This creates different looks.  I agree with Beth - the  second option does look a little lacey.

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