I'm a sucker for knots and lanyards where you can't see the ends. I've tied lots of monkey fists (or are they turk's heads; there is a difference between the two) that way, but it wasn't until recently that I learned to tie a bowsun. With the help of wpowell, who patiently explained how, I combined both into this:
I took the core out of the paracord, and tied the monkey fist around a 1/4" wooden bead I found at the local craft store. When I used a marble I was able to do 3 loops around the monkey fist. The marble one looks and feels nicer (a little more heft to it).