Step 1: Items available
I did have access to solder and a soldering iron. Beyond that, I had a Chip Clip and an empty whiskey bottle.
Step 2: Clip in a bottle
I inverted the clip and put one half of the handle into the neck of the bottle.
Step 3: Strip the wires
Step 4: Wires in the clip
Step 5: Mesh the ends together
Push the ends of the wires so they entwine with one another end-to-end. This part is tedious and requires bending the wires so they stay exactly in place when you release them from your fingers. Press any loose strands together with the rest of the wires as you see here.