Step 1: Gather your tools and supplies
1: transparent or translucent vinyl tubing (I used 1/4 inch ID, about the minimum size I could work with)
2: several 3mm 4Volt ultra bright LED (Larger size LED will need a larger diameter tubing)
3: electrician's fish tape or long stiff wire (needed during assembly)
4: fine gauge speaker wire ( I used 26AWG wire)
5: Ultra sharp push pin (an awl or needle will also work)
6: firm stable work surface
7: small ruler
8: sharpie pen
9: hot glue gun
10: inexpensive flashlight
11: small flush cut side cutters
Step 2: Prepare your LEDs
It is best to stagger the cut leads both for easy identification and for easier insertion into the wire.
Step 3: Prepare the wire
The wire is marked at regular intervals with the sharpie.
The first LED is inserted into the end of the speaker wire. I chose this type of wire for two reasons. The first is that it has a clear casing which transmits some of the light to the opposite side that the LED is mounted on. And the second is that the wire consists of two separate colours, One silver and the other gold.
The LED has a flat mark around the lower rim which identifies the cathode (negative side) coincidentally I prepared my LEDs with the shorter lead identifying the cathode as it did from the factory.
I chose the mantra short to silver when I assembled the string. You carefully and a straight as possible push the sharpened LED leads into the exposed wire at the end.