USB Cord Bracelet / Anti-tangling




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This will show you how to make a bracelet out of a 3-foot USB cord.

It will fit a 6-7 inch wrist nicely, if you have a smaller wrist you can use a smaller cord.

You can also use this to keep any cords or wires from tangling (steps 1-8) it also shortens it to about 4th of it's original size.

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Step 1: The Chain Knot

The method used is called a "chain knot" which i'll use in these instructions.

To begin make a small loop near one of the USB heads.

Step 2:

Form the part above the loop into an small arch as shown.

Step 3:

Push the arch through the loop.

Step 4:

Now tighten, make sure its as tight as you can get it!

You should have a loop coming out of the old loop.

Step 5:

Now, like before, make an arch with the cord as shown.

Step 6:

And push the arch through the loop.

Then tighten.

Repeat this about 8-9 more times and move to next step.

Remember, as it goes on you'll keep making arches and putting them through the loops. You'll pretty much be repeating steps 1-7.

Step 7:

When finished "linking" it should look something like this.

Step 8:

Step 9: Make the Bracelet

Loosen the other end. (see image)

Step 10:

You'll be doing this next part on your wrist, but you can wriggle it on later if you want.

Put the opposite head through the loosened end.

Step 11:

Tighten the end you put the head through.

Step 12:

now put the other head through the other loosened end (You should have left it loose on step 8. )

Step 13:

...And tighten.

Step 14: Finish

Now your done! Wear it, give it, use it, enjoy!

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    8 years ago on Introduction

    just a bit of fyi, the chain knot is a fantastic way to store extension cords, too.

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