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Cygni
« on: May 28, 2013 04:25:56 AM »



I was roaming through Pinterest the other day when I found a colorful image of pimped earbuds that took me to this blog. And... I wanted them! I guess I'm a sucker for colorful things Grin

I have this buckets of perler beads I bought at Ikea some time ago, so everything was perfect to start the project. It's really easy! Mainly, I followed the instructions in the blog but using one more tool: a pair of tweezers.


First, take a perler bead and cut a slit in it. If you use tweezers, your fingers will be thankful.


Then, open the bead enough to push your earphone's cord inside. For this step I used tweezers again. The tutorial on the blog said to open the bead with your fingernail, but I found it really difficult! So, tweezers it is.


And that's it! Continue until all your cord is covered  Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2013 05:17:42 AM »

cute! i wonder if this might help my sons earbuds from getting into impossible tangles,
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« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2013 05:42:41 AM »

That looks super cute!  I've seen something like that before and I wondered how they got the beads on the cord--thanks for the tute!  Do the beads add much weight to the cord?
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« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2013 05:44:48 AM »

That is soooo pretty.  Your tutorial is really good - thanks for doing it!
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« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2013 06:53:04 AM »

What fun!  I wonder if this might help prevent the inevitable kink I get in the cord near the jack.  Hmmmmmm.
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« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2013 07:32:10 PM »

What an awesome way to brighten up your cords! Love this idea.
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« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2013 11:28:17 PM »

Thanks for the kind words, everyone!
About the tangles, this helps. A lot. No more fighting with earbuds!
Do the beads add much weight to the cord?
Not really, just a little bit, but not enough to get uncomfortable.
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« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2013 06:28:35 AM »

This is such a smart idea! It will keep my cord from twisting and tangling, too. Count me in! Bonus I can use up some of those perler beads.
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« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2013 03:24:17 PM »

yup, I totally love this.  I have a big bucket of perler beads from Ikea too. And a few tangly ear buds, and usb cords.... Great project!
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These are amazing! LOVE THEM!
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