As somewhat of a handyman guy, I have found it necessary over the years to splice a wire and or wires on many occasion. For some reason or another this "lost art" has been required many a time to save a favorite toy (oh yes..started at an early age), repair an extension cord, save an electronic device, etc. As my talent grew, so did my desire to make it look good and not just make it work for the moment. The idea was to make it appear as if the splice/repair never happened. See here for step by step instructions on how to properly splice like the pros from Instuctables... one of my favorite websites. While there...take a gander at all the other cool DIY ideas they have.