Make a 1/4 Inch Adaptor Necklace

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Introduction: Make a 1/4 Inch Adaptor Necklace

About: martial artist, design student, wingman

Ever wanted to have an item that was wearable, stylish and useful? Well, here you have it. This necklace can be used for its original purpose and as a form of expressing your love for audio-related stuff .

All you need is:
A ball chain
A 1/8 Inch Female (3.5mm) to 1/4 Inch Male(6.35 mm) Audio Adaptor
Dremel/Cordless drill
A 4mm drill bit
A drawing pin or pointed knife

WARNING: depending on which brand of adaptor you have, you may have to alter the steps to suit it, so that the adaptor is still usable when drilled. Some adaptors have completely metal insides, and without a metal drill bit, this instructable won't work.

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Step 1: Press Drawing Pin/knife Into Either Side of the Adaptor

First of all, press your pointy tool of choice into either side of the adaptor, as to leave a mark, similiar to a pilot hole. I recommend doing this near the top of the insulated part of the adaptor, but not too close to the entrance hole of the 1/8 inch jack. 4 to 6 mm is ideal.

Step 2: Drill

Drill a 4mm hole straight through the adaptor, going through the pilot dots.

Try to avoid the metal areas. This may take some trial and error.

Step 3: Thread Ball Chain Through and Wear

Grab your ball chain and thread it through the holes you just drilled.

Loop the chain around you neck, secure the end, and wear. Enough said.
Hope you enjoy wearing this as much as I did! :)

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    41 Discussions

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    nrajagopal
    nrajagopal

    4 years ago

    Amazing idea thanks

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    tdesmarais
    tdesmarais

    8 years ago on Step 3

    When you drill the hole, does it go all the way through the adapter? If so, does the adapter still work?

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    T-K
    T-K

    Reply 8 years ago on Step 3

    yes and yes!

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    Spydamonky
    Spydamonky

    8 years ago on Introduction

    HAHA, i just watched a Jerry Springer show where the guy's nickname was Dragon Boy :D. Seeing your username brings back memories from 5 minutes ago :) Awesome bling by the way! love the gold platedness

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    mysss
    mysss

    8 years ago on Step 2

    I think I'll be the one to suggest putting it in a vise or something to avoid a horrible drill injury from holding something an inch or less from the bit while drilling.

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    žgoljevica

    That's a great idea.! =D
    Instead of an adaptor i used the end of my old not-working-anymore earphones and it looks awesome.! x)

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    kiva22
    kiva22

    9 years ago on Introduction

    okay, i'm really naive with electronics stuff. im making this for my friend who's REALLY into stereos and things. what size adapter should I use, and what are they used for? thanks

    ive been looking every where (except Long and McQuade) where can i get one of these? mine broke, then fell into a storm drain or something.

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    NunchakuMan
    NunchakuMan

    10 years ago on Introduction

    Can you think of any reason why this can't be done with a 1/4" to 1/8" adapter?

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    T-K
    T-K

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Cool! have you got any pics?

    Oh, and I know you probably get this waaaaaaay too much, but: have you made a bomb yet? :P

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    NunchakuMan
    NunchakuMan

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Have not made a Bomb, yet. At the moment I have to plans to. You're actually the first to ask.

    I ended up removing the out and inner "insulation", but it had no effect.

    I do recommend using a step drill bit to avoid denting the adapter while drilling.

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    jet_ski
    jet_ski

    10 years ago on Introduction

     that is awesome, wish I had one of these when I was doing broadcasting!!!!

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    DrCoolSanta
    DrCoolSanta

    10 years ago on Introduction

    Am I the only one who thought of creating one with only the female one and gifting it to my gf? =P