This guide provides a solution for people who are fed up with constantly confusing headphones. You no longer have to spend hours untangling wires if you learn how to make baubles and find some decorative silk thread.
Part 1 of 3: Preparing the Headphones
Step 1. Check the headphone wires for cracks or breaks in the insulation
If you find that the insulation on the wires of the headphones is damaged, it is better to buy new headphones right away, because after spending half an hour wrapping the wires with thread, it will be a shame if the headphones fail the next day.
Step 2. Measure the length of the earbuds including the part that fits into your ears
This will allow you to achieve the tightest possible thread fit.
Part 2 of 3: Preparing the yarn for wrapping
Step 1. Cut the thread according to your measurements
Try to cut the end straight so that no loose filaments dangle from the end of the headphones.
Just in case, cut a little more than you need to
Step 2. Tie the threads in a double knot and twist together
Start the process from the side where the plug for connecting to the player is located.
Step 3. Secure the headphone wire
Secure the wire with a clip from the tablet, or tape it to a hard surface to keep it from dangling. The end of the wire should not move while you are wrapping it.
Part 3 of 3: Wrapping the Headphones
Step 1. Divide the strands into three groups, placing the headphone wire in the middle
It is recommended to divide the threads into three groups, but you can divide into more groups if necessary
Step 2. Weaving
Place a thread of one color over a thread of a different color. Then place it under the third one. Pull the thread through the loop and press the resulting knot against the first knot.
Step 3. Repeat this action 10-15 more times, constantly pressing the resulting knot to the previous one
Step 4. Now take a thread of a different color and repeat the described process again
Hold the cable away from the headphone so that it gradually wraps around the thread.
Step 5. Wrap until you get to one of the ends
Tie the threads with a tight double knot near the earpiece so that they hold in place.
- Cut off any loose filaments so that they do not fall into your ears when using the headphones.
Step 6. Start over at the point where the wire forks to cover the second section with thread
- Tie a double knot and begin to weave the strands with the wire in the middle.
- Cut and tie the second end in the same way as you did with the first. Remove any protruding sections of the thread.
- Cover the ends with a little nail polish to keep the threads from fraying.
- This method can be used for any small wires that could be braided.
- You can also treat the braid with a water repellent agent to protect it from moisture and sweat.