Use your wire strippers or a sharp knife to strip about 1/2 inch of insulation from the wires.
Twist the stripped wires together making a point, much like an arrowhead.
Drop a piece of lightweight string through the lamp pieces, and allow gravity to pull it down and through the lamp.
Attach the string to the stripped wires by using a piece of electrical tape. Wrap the wires firmly and smooth out the tap as best as you can.
Gently pull the string up through the lamp pieces until it pulls out of the opening.
Remove the tape and the string, and the cord is ready to be connected to either a plug or a socket.
Things You Will Need
- Lamp wire, standard 16 or 18 gauge (available at any hardware store)
- Electrical tape
- Wire stripper or sharp knife
- Lightweight string
- If a string does not feed through the lamp, either add a small screw-on bushing to the stripped wires or tape the wires to keep them pointed, and then you can push and thread the cord through the lamp pieces.