Here is a neck lanyard that I like to make using a technique found on Stormdrane's blog. The outer spool weave uses approximately 30' of type-1 vest cord with an inner core of about 4' of regular 550-paracord. This one is black with a desert camo core and 2 - 35mm stainless steel McGizmo gate clips. The inner core can be almost any color, but the outer weave is limited to black, coyote brown, OD green, foliage green, or white. These go for $30 shipped.