HOW TO GET A KNOT OUT OF A NECKLACE SAFELY 

How to Untangle a necklace
How to Untangle A Necklace
How to Untangle A Necklace

Are you tired of spending hours trying to undo a tangled necklace? You're not alone; it seems like the bane of every jewelry enthusiast's existence. But never fear because we've got the steps and tips you need to quickly and easily unravel even the most tangled necklaces. 



HOW TO UNTANGLE A NECKLACE:


Before you start, it's best to use a flat surface with either a white or light-colored background. Grab a light source. Having an overhead light on will ensure that your necklace is perfectly visible, and you can easily spot the knots!


Next, gently spread out your necklace on a flat surface, being mindful not to pull too hard and inadvertently tighten any existing knots. Finally, check to make sure the necklace is unclasped before proceeding.


Once you have completed all these steps, you can begin detangling!

 

How to Untangle A Necklace
How to Untangle A Necklace
How to Untangle A Necklace


1. SPRINKLE BABY POWDER


Supplies: Baby Powder, A Safety Pin Or Needle, A Soft Towel.


Instructions: Generously apply baby powder to your necklace, making sure that the entire piece is completely covered. Baby powder makes a great necklace detangler because it serves as a lubricant, allowing you to loosen stubborn necklace knots easily. Use your fingers and the help of a safety pin or needle, start at the center of the knot and gently pull the knot apart as you work outwards. Consistently add more baby powder as needed until the knots come undone.


The Clean-Up Process: Once finished, use a soft towel to remove any baby powder residue from the necklace. Never use rough paper (such as paper towels, napkins, etc.), as these rough papers can cause light scratches on the surface of your jewelry. 


2) GET OILY


Supplies: Olive Oil Or Baby Oil, Cotton Swab, All-Natural Dish Soap, Warm Water, Small Bowl, Soft Towel


Instructions: Looking for a substitute for baby powder? Give baby oil or olive oil a try! These rich oils lubricate your necklace just as well as baby powder does. First, soak the cotton swab in the oil and apply it to the knot of your necklace. If you find that this doesn't work, massage some of the oil into the knot until it becomes more relaxed.


The Clean-Up ProcessOnce you undo all necklace knots, rinse off any excess oil by mixing a solution of all-natural dish soap and warm water in a small bowl. Next, dip the soft cotton cloth into the soapy solution and gently wipe the jewelry's surface. Then, rinse with clean water. Finally, allow your jewelry piece to air dry. Again, avoid drying pieces with rough paper (paper towns, napkins, etc.), as this can cause scratches.

 


3) USE WINDEX


Supplies: Windex, Bowl, All-Natural Dish Soap, Small Container, Soft Towel


Instructions: Surprisingly, Windex makes a great, safe necklace detangler because it lubricates hard-to-undo knots. To loosen necklace knots, spray a cotton swab with Windex and gently rub it over the affected area. Next, place your necklace in a small container and set it atop a vibrating appliance in your home, such as your washing machine. Wait a few minutes until the necklace's tangles loosen. Finally, gently massage the knot with your fingertips and carefully untangle it.


The Clean-Up Process: Once you undo all necklace knots, rinse off any excess oil by mixing a solution of all-natural dish soap and warm water in a small bowl. Next, dip the soft cotton cloth into the soapy solution and gently wipe the jewelry's surface. Then, rinse with clean water. Finally, allow your jewelry piece to air dry. Again, avoid drying pieces with rough paper (paper towns, napkins, etc.), as this can cause scratches. 



4) PUT A PIN IN IT


Supplies: Safety Pin, Needle, Thumbtack, Or Tiny Screwdriver


Instructions: If you're low on the supplies we've mentioned above, there is still hope. You can still patiently unravel necklace knots with a safety pin, needle, thump-tack, or even a screwdriver. Carefully slide the pin into the middle of the necklace knot and, using gentle pressure, jiggle it until you are able to loosen it. Then, you can work with two pins or your fingers to slowly unravel the remaining necklace chains. Since you're using something as hard as a pin, proceed with caution when untangling more delicate chains. The goal is to unravel the chains without actually breaking them.

 

How to Untangle A Necklace
How to Untangle A Necklace
How to Untangle A Necklace


HOW TO STORE NECKLACES WITHOUT TANGLING:


Now that you know how to get a knot out of a necklace, let's talk about preventing them in the first place. Storing necklaces isn't as simple as it seems. They can easily tangle and form knots if you do not store your necklaces properly. With proper precautions, however, you can keep your necklaces from tangling in no time. Here are some tips:


1. USE SMALL, SOFT FABRIC BAGS: Store necklaces in their own drawstring pouch when not in use. This way, they won't get tangled with other pieces of jewelry. Just make sure the fabric bags are soft and not coarse, which will cause scratches.


2. INVEST IN A GREAT JEWELRY BOX: Investing in a great jewelry box with individual compartments is the best way to organize and store your necklaces. Choose a jewelry box specifically designed for necklaces, as it will have sections tailored to fit each necklace. You should never keep all necklaces in one compartment as this will cause them to intertwine and knot.


3. UNDO ALL CLASPS: Unclasp all fastenings when storing necklaces in your jewelry box and lay the chains flat; this will help preserve their shape and prevent tangled necklaces.



WRAPPING UP


Whatever method you use, unraveling a tangled necklace can take some time and patience. To prevent any damage to your necklace, follow the instructions for each method, whether you use baby powder, olive oil, Windex, or a pin. And remember, if ever in doubt about how to get a knot out of a necklace, always consult a professional jeweler for help. Good luck!