We've all been there – that moment when you reach for your favourite necklace, only to find it tangled in a mess of chains. It’s always when you’re short on time too!  Untangling necklaces can be frustrating, but with a little patience and the right approach, you can untangle them without damaging your necklace. 

Patience is Key

Untangling necklaces requires a calm and patient mindset. Rushing the process might lead to more knots and frustration. So, give yourself time to carefully untangle your jewellery and try not to get too frustrated – that's how you end up rushing the job and breaking your favourite piece.

Find a Quiet Workspace

Choose a well-lit and quiet workspace without distractions. This will help you concentrate throughout the process. It might be worth telling whoever’s around you that you just need some space while you sort it, better to explain than come off as stressed out when you need to focus. 

Gather Your Tools

Before you start gather a few tools that can help you untangle your necklaces without causing damage. A couple of sewing needles or straight pins, a small pair of tweezers and a soft cloth will work wonders. Make sure that they’re clean and ready for the job so that you don’t damage your fave.

Lay Out the Necklace

Carefully lay out the tangled necklace on a flat surface. This will let you see the knots and tangles more clearly and work on them effectively. It also makes it easier to see progress too and to skip out on retangling anything. 

Use the Needle or Pin Method

Choose a sewing needle or straight pin with a fine tip. Gently insert the needle or pin into the knot and try to loosen it by wiggling or rotating the tool. Be patient and gentle to avoid causing damage – you don’t want to put too much pressure on any delicate links or chains. 

Tweezers for Delicate Work

For finer tangles, use a small pair of tweezers and take extra care as a finer chain might be a little more tangled up. These are especially helpful when dealing with delicate chains. Gently manoeuvre the tweezers through the knot, going slow and steady to gradually loosen it. 

Use a Soft Cloth

If the necklace has a pendant or a heavy charm, cover it with a soft cloth to prevent it from scratching against other components while you work on the tangles. You might even want to do your work with your necklace on a soft cloth to prevent any scratches or movements. 

Store your Necklaces Properly

To prevent future tangles, store your necklaces properly. Use individual pouches or hanging organisers to keep them separated, untangled and out of harm’s way. 

Untangling necklaces might seem daunting, but with a patient and methodical approach, you can rescue your favourite pieces from frustrating knots.

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