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« on: April 09, 2009 06:35:36 AM »



I loved the look of these AKG headphones, but when i got them, I realized they had a VERY fragile cord--felt like a nail jab would slice it in half.  So I did some friendship braiding over the cord to protect them.  If you'd like tips on how to do it, just ask Smiley  Comments and criticism welcome, but I'm not planning to redo it! Wink  Took me a good 5 or 6 hours (just think of how long one bracelet takes you to do, then multiply that by the "bracelet lengths" of your cable).


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« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2009 06:47:53 AM »

very cool Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2009 07:21:43 AM »

This is an awesome idea. My cords are always what break first on my headphones first!
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« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2009 08:22:26 AM »

Do it, ducky! Cheesy Although, I have to warn--this does not protect the headphone-to-cable connection at ALL.  You can see in my closeups, on the plug end I found a way to attach the threads past the end of the cable, so it protects all the way to the edges, but not on the headphone edge.
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« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2009 08:22:35 AM »

great idea! makes it look so much cuter, too.
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« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2009 09:08:45 AM »

Very cute! I wouldn't mind knowing how you did that, it has been forever since I made one of those bracelets!
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« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2009 09:51:23 AM »

Sweet! I would do this even if they weren't fragile, it looks so cool. I don't remember how to do this knot though.
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« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2009 02:49:36 PM »

thelastkodama, http://www.makingfriends.com/jewelry/macrame.htm has explanations on how to do that knot.  It's reallllly easy Cheesy
lnm130, that link explains the knot; what I did differently is that instead of folding my threads in half and knotting on the other half of the thread, I folded them with just a short tail (long enough just to not unravel), and knotted mostly over the headphone cables (adding two extra threads would have made it a bit too bulky).  Does that make sense?  If not I'll do a quick sketch explanation.
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« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2009 04:03:48 PM »

Thanks for the link! It's all coming back to me... Smiley
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