Ahh...the pocket earbud tangle nest. You've seen it, you hate it, and you promise yourself not to do it again next. We say, this weekend, do something about it. And unless your gonna put it it under glass and give it to someone as a housewarming present, we say: make an organizer for it.
Instructable-r Amalkhan has a collection of tutorials that are designed to help you keep those cables tangle free. My favorite the the keychain design above, but she's a few simpler "taco" style designs that'll work equally well. Plus, you can choose your materials - leather, felt, brass, stainless - to customize the exact look that'll fit your personality.
Get the full how-to here: Earbud Wire Organizer [Instructables.com]