The diamond/lanyard/bosun's whistle knot is a thing of beauty. It's not as hard as it looks and end result is worth the effort. Give it a try even if your not a knot person. Overhand knot is for landlubbers...oh wait...that's what we are. Never the less, try the diamond knot.
This site has pictures and video to show the steps. http://www.itstactical.com/2010/01/0...-lanyard-knot/