This winter I got some electroluminescent wire for kb's and my bikes. I bought the following stuff (1 setup) from CoolightWest (not the cheapest but had a good tutorial):
- 3.2 mm general purpose EL wire, 7 feet
- battery powered inverter, you could probably also use this one.
- heatshrink tubing, 1 foot of 1/4" black. you really only need an inch or less for each end of the EL wire.
- solder like this - you only need a tiny bit.
Then I put it together with a lighter, like in this tutorial on connecting EL wire.