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Friday, 11 May 2018

Patience

Have you ever tried to undo a knot in a necklace chain?  Aargh!!!!!  I have no idea how it got knotted...it was closed.  It took me half an hour, a heavy duty magnifying glass and a dressmakers pin.  Now it is safely in its box and I doubt I will ever get it out to use it again.  The little bit of patience I possessed is now completely  gone.

17 comments:

  1. I've had two necklaces knotted together sitting on my bureau for weeks now, awaiting the arrival of a fresh batch of patience - lol. I feel your pain! And how do you hold the magnifying glass AND untangle the knot? That's the part I can't do!

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    1. My magnifying glass is on a string that goes around me neck...

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    2. But wouldn't you still have to lift it from your chest? With your third hand? I think a microscope would be better.

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    3. I'll post you a photo of my magnifier......and they aren't expensive...under $20.

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  2. I can certainly identify with this one. I usually just give up, put the necklace away and forget about it. A month or so later I go through the same steps. If it's one of my cheaper necklaces, eventually it is sent off to the thrift shop.

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  3. Actually, that bit of patience will be returned to you, the length of the chain times four.


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  4. Yes, I most certainly have! And have lost what little patience I had trying to do so. I hang all my chains and necklaces on hooks....that helps in not getting knots....and getting one's self into a knot trying to undo the knots!

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  5. Arrgh. I have given up on untangling.

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  6. I hate when that happens. Thankfully, my Retired Man loves to work on things like that. It frustrates me completely.

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  7. I have. And it took days. And some language.

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  8. I've done it several times, with many swear words each time. I used a darning needle and a pair of long-pointed splinter forceps.

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  9. Ahhh yes I have had to untangle many necklaces for Miss Cindy, like you I wonder how the chain got tangled in the first place, I blame the same gremlins that knot up my Christmas lights every year...

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  10. Sometimes it's easier just to pay a jeweler to do it. Costs more, but easier on the brain.

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  11. Sometimes the knot will loosen up for you to pull apart if you just gently bounce the necklace in the palm of your hand. It has worked for me several times. I've also dropped it on the floor and the jolt has loosened it also.

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    1. Sometimes the gentle bouncing does help to loosen the knot and make it easier to pick out.

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