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#1 Detection

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 13:49

So I've been left with this to untangle for the missus, I've been on at it for about 15 minutes and barely getting anywhere

Anyone have tricks to untangle necklaces ?

I can't tell if there are two or three, looks like 3 clasp things

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 13:51

cant see the pics :(

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 13:52

cant see the pics :(


How about this ?

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 13:53

melt it.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 13:54

Probably oil it up so its easier to pull?

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 13:54

If you have a loose end, just keep pulling that back through the last hole it goes through until you've pulled it back through the last one. Progress seems slow at first, but accelerates all the way through. As far as possible never pull anything hard - that just locks it all together, and stop to try to shake it all a bit looser every now and again.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 13:57

If you have a loose end, just keep pulling that back through the last hole it goes through until you've pulled it back through the last one. Progress seems slow at first, but accelerates all the way through. As far as possible never pull anything hard - that just locks it all together, and stop to try to shake it all a bit looser every now and again.

Ah, the good ol' "tangled earphones" trick. It's never steered me wrong. (Y)

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 13:57

Probably oil it up so its easier to pull?


Not a bad idea :)

If you have a loose end, just keep pulling that back through the last hole it goes through until you've pulled it back through the last one. Progress seems slow at first, but accelerates all the way through. As far as possible never pull anything hard - that just locks it all together, and stop to try to shake it all a bit looser every now and again.


It looks easy to see in the photo, I used macro, the chains are absolutely tiny and I can't tell which is over which with my eyes

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 13:59

Screw that, I break a sweat just looking at our Christmas lights.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 14:01

nah cant see it must be blocked at work

Oil is what i would do but make sure you wash them before she puts them back on

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 14:03

nah cant see it must be blocked at work

Oil is what i would do but make sure you wash them before she puts them back on


Yup think I'm going with the oil idea after my dinner

Try this
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Posted 25 January 2013 - 14:04

Probably oil it up so its easier to pull?


Good advice on multiple levels...

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 14:15

I had a similar problem a few weeks ago (though admittedly on a much smaller scale), I suggest:

1. Get a magnifying glass or reading glasses so you can see what you're doing
2. Use sewing needles or pins to hook into and move the chains
3. In this way follow the headphones method others have described

Good luck!

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 14:32

WD-40 lol.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 14:43

Screw that, I break a sweat just looking at our Christmas lights.


wrap christmas lights around a coat hanger and ll never get tangled