Necklace tricks

I really love wearing delicate jewelry but those thin necklace chains can be a pain in the ass when they get tangled. Here are some how-tos to fix common problems:

Hair is tangled around the chain

1. Take off the necklace.

2. Get a paper towel and some corn starch.

3. On the paper towel, lay out the necklace and spoon on the corn starch.

4. Roll the necklace around in the corn starch. You should be able to pull the hair out. Use a pair of tweezers to help if the hair is too short for you to grip.

It might take some more corn starch and rolling but the hair will come out. I was really surprised this work; I think it’s because the cornstarch fills up the holes in the links and helps the hair unravel from the links. I read other remedies involving burning the hair but that could potentially damage your necklace (especially if its non-precious metals). This is a great safe solution for an aggravating problem.

Chain is tangled

1. Lay your necklace out on a hard surface.

2. Get some oil and two pins.

3. Place a couple of drops of oil on your necklace where the knot is and use the two pins to help pull the knot apart. Be really gentle as you don’t want to break your chain. I like using cleansing oil (the kind for your face) as I figure its gentle and it washes out easily without oily residue.

After de-tangling your chain, rinse it in cold water. I really recommend giving it a cleanse in jewelry cleaner solution.

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i carry your heart with me by e.e. cummings

i carry your heart with me (i carry it in
my heart) i am never without it (anywhere
i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing, my darling)
i fear
no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet) i want
no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)