I also feel that I should point out that this is my very first Instructable, so if you have any questions, feel free to ask. I'll be as thorough as possible!
Apologies in advance if some of the pictures are unclear, but I'll do my best to explain each step as I go along.
Step 1: What you'll need...
A knife, or cutting device (shown are my Leatherman Style and Cardsharp, bought from http://iainsinclair.com/products.php)
A lighter (for sealing the ends)
Needle nose pliers, or forceps