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Deck yourself out for your next cruise! What clothes should you bring, and what should stay at home. Offer up packing tips, and savvy shopping info, too

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Old September 29th, 2009, 03:06 PM
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Default How do you pack necklaces without them tangling and knotting?

I always have a problem packing necklaces without them tangling. I have a jewelry roll, but with just a few pockets, I still have to put several necklaces together in a pocket, and then they get knotted.

Any ideas on how to pack them and avoid the tangling/knotting?
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Old September 29th, 2009, 03:19 PM
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A jeweler uses a necklace roll to keep them seperated. It is a piece of fabric with snap loops that hold the necklaces at one end and the rolling keeps them from tangling.

Could you make something up? Something like this-

-Get a felt square, some snaps, short ribbon lengths and thread.
-For five necklaces
-Sew five female sided snaps (with ribbons underneath) evenly spaced unto felt.
-Sew five female snap/ribbon combos to bottom side of felt
-Sew male snaps to ribbons.

Hook top of necklace into top ribbon and bottom of necklace to bottom ribbon.

It would look something like this, the dots are where the snaps would be placed.
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Velcro might work, but I like snaps.
Doesn't have to be felt, any fabric would do.

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Oh gosh, no. Just not that creative. Great idea though, for the creative type!
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Get a drinking straw and "thread" your chain thru it....then hook the clasp. You may have to cut the straw shorter in order to re-clasp the chain, but it will keep them from knotting!
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Get a drinking straw and "thread" your chain thru it....then hook the clasp. You may have to cut the straw shorter in order to re-clasp the chain, but it will keep them from knotting!
That sounds like a super (and easy) idea; I'm going to try it on our next cruise!
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Get a drinking straw and "thread" your chain thru it....then hook the clasp. You may have to cut the straw shorter in order to re-clasp the chain, but it will keep them from knotting!
That may work! I can get straws from our office cafeteria!
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I've used the drinking straw method for years now, even read about it right here on CC I pack the straws into my jewelry roll, I usually only have one or two max.
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Get a drinking straw and "thread" your chain thru it....then hook the clasp. You may have to cut the straw shorter in order to re-clasp the chain, but it will keep them from knotting!
Much Easier! Especially if you use a large diameter straw.
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Get a drinking straw and "thread" your chain thru it....then hook the clasp. You may have to cut the straw shorter in order to re-clasp the chain, but it will keep them from knotting!

I always do this for thin chains that get tangled.
Cut the straw in 2 or 3 pieces.
Works like a charm!

If you have chains that are a little thicker, get a straw from a place that sells frozen coffee drinks or smoothies, which are larger in diameter.
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I e-mailed my sister about the straw idea. We're cruising together in a week and a half.


Thanks for the creative ideas!
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I have a jewelry holder that I bought at Bed, Bath & Beyond. It has several pockets that zip shut so each piece of jewelry can go in its own pocket. It also has a hanger if you want to hang it in the closet, or you can fold it up.
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How about using an empty toilet paper roll - especially for larger necklaces.

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Get a drinking straw and "thread" your chain thru it....then hook the clasp. You may have to cut the straw shorter in order to re-clasp the chain, but it will keep them from knotting!
I was going to suggest the same thing. Large straws (like those at McDonald's) are easier to use.
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Get a drinking straw and "thread" your chain thru it....then hook the clasp. You may have to cut the straw shorter in order to re-clasp the chain, but it will keep them from knotting!
Yes! And if the straws are short enough, store them in a toothbrush holder or samll pencil case
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Get a drinking straw and "thread" your chain thru it....then hook the clasp. You may have to cut the straw shorter in order to re-clasp the chain, but it will keep them from knotting!
Thank you!! Fantastic advise!!
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Mine did ok in snack size ziplock bags. I have a small zipper bag that I keep ear rings in. At home I have a plastic set of 4 drawers sectioned for screws but works great for jewlery. Have taken just one of the little drawers (about 8 inches by5 inches by 2 inches) in suitcase for jewlery.
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The straws work great, but I use the snack size ziplocs because most of my small chains are sterling silver and the bag keeps them from getting as much air. The more air they get, the more polishing they need.
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I just read about the straws last night in Womens World Magazine.
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Yes! And if the straws are short enough, store them in a toothbrush holder or samll pencil case
I like the pencil case idea. I was thinking after "strawing" the necklaces, what will I put them in. I have several pencil case size bags from Estee Lauder. It's the perfect size to put them in.
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I lay my chunkier necklaces out on a bandana and then roll it up and fold it.
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