How to make a bracelet for real geeks from a patch cord (network cable)
Any system administrator who is familiar with the laying of a local area network knows that squeezing the power cord is a matter of a couple of minutes. Today's project takes as a basis this simplicity in the manufacture of the original, multi-colored bracelet from the patch cord (network cable). Such an original bracelet will suit any computer geek (especially if it's a girl).
You will need:
- patch cord (power cord);
- RJ45 connector;
- scalpel (stationery knife);
- tool for swage (can be done in a computer service).
Take the RJ45 connector and carefully, with a scalpel, from the front side of the connector, make a longitudinal hole. The hole must be of such size that it can be inserted into the inner wires of the patch cord (power cord). In the socket you get a through hole, through which the wires of the cable can be dragged through.
Wrap the patch cord (cord) around the widest part of the palm, while removing the thumb in the palm of your hand - so you will receive the girth of the bracelet.
Insert the non-exposed end of the patch cord (power cord) into the RJ45 connector on the back, and the wires from the front.
Crimp the cable in the RJ45 connector with a special crimping tool. By the way, if you do not have one at hand, you can ask in the computer service. With this tool, you securely attach the cable to the connector.
Carefully remove half of the insulation material without touching the internal wires.
The remaining insulation is carefully cut into symmetrical parts (without affecting the wires). Then slide them, evenly spreading along the entire length of the bracelet.
That's all! You will get the simplest bracelet from multi-colored wires - an elementary design, but it looks great.