How to Get That Knot Out of Your Jewelry Chains

How to get a knot out of a chain.

How often has this happened to you: you grab your favorite necklace to complete your outfit of the day, only to find that you tossed the necklace haphazardly aside have now tangled it beyond repair. Don’t let those pesky knots stop you from accessorizing the right way, not anymore.

There’s an easy way to rectify your tangled, knotted chain! All you need are a couple sewing needles and one secret ingredient. It’s pretty unexpected but it’s also something you probably have sitting in your kitchen or bathroom closet right now.

The secret ingredient? Oil, which can mean vegetable oil, olive oil, or even baby oil! The oil, no matter which one you have on hand, will help to separate the pieces of the chain and dissolve the knot. The needles are your way of extracting the knot once the oil has loosened up the chain.

A good trick is to lay the chain down on a flat surface. Holding the chain up in the air to untangle it is actually only going to worsen the problem; you’ll be fighting against gravity and the knot will actually tighten up.

Keeping the chain flat is the best way to dissect the knot, especially when you’re using your oil and needles. Definitely check out the video below to see the specific details of how to untangle your necklaces with these tools.

Once the knot has been defeated (sounds dramatic, but that’s how much we detest these knots) all you have to do is soak the chain in a mixture to get the oils off the metal. Check out the video below to find out what the mixture is! It’s a very simple two-part solution, both of which you definitely have in your home right now.

Make sure to dip JUST the previously knotted section into the mixture. Do NOT submerge the entire chain, or the necklace will just get tangled all over again. Pat the chain dry with a lint-free towel and wear your necklace with pride.

For future reference, to avoid those obnoxious knots, make sure to hang your necklaces individually to avoid tangles. But for the next time you carelessly toss your necklace aside (no judgement, ladies, we’ve all been there) at least you know this clever trick to fix your mishap!

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