I just tried the baby powder method with a very small knot in a very thin gold necklace and ended up with the original small knot and at the other end a very large knot. Other ideas?
Connie from Forestville, CA
By Corrina J.12/30/2013
Canola oil and tweezers! Then I gently rubbed the knot with my middle finger and thumb. Then put a paperclip through the hole (circle) - then I was able to get the knot out and this was all under 45 seconds! Thanks for the tip!
By Sally 10/29/2013
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I had a very slim gold chain disentangled by the olive oil and pin trick from your website, however I used a sharp tooth pick. It was really effective. Thank you
By Heather (Guest Post)02/23/2009
Oil and pin. Worked in one minute. Thanks!
By Gwen (Guest Post)02/22/2009
Just wanted to say I've spent 2 days trying to get the not out of a silver neck chain. I tried olive oil and didn't need any pins. The links loosened up in less than a minute I got the knot out.
By Kim G. (Guest Post)12/17/2008
Wow! The olive oil and two needles worked perfectly! Within 2 minutes the knot was gone from a very thin white gold chain! Thanks everyone!
By Trish (Guest Post)12/17/2008
Does anyone actually know how gold chains get into knots, sometimes overnight without being touched?
By Samantha Jones (Guest Post)08/09/2008
Absolutely brilliant! The oil and pin trick. I'd spent the best part of 30-40 minutes trying get to my little knot out of a new necklace that i hadn't even worn yet, I was so frustrated. Then I came on here and in less than 30 seconds, it did the trick.
Thanks so much - I will pass that little snippet on. :*)
By Pam (Guest Post)02/20/2008
Thanks for the help. I will try the oil method.
By george (Guest Post)01/12/2008
The olive oil worked great. I used a microscope and 2 pins and in less than 3 minutes, the knot was out and this was an ultra fine link "chain within a chain" design.
The OLIVE OIL is the key. It permits the links to slide over each other effortlessly. Thanks for the help.
By cindy (Guest Post)12/21/2007
I put olive oil on my thumb and index finger and then rubbed the know slowly between the two fingers. I took two safety pins and was able to loosen two knots in a very thin chain. Thanks for the suggestions - they were extremely helpful.
By Emily (Guest Post)11/21/2007
The baby powder method didn't work for me. What I've found is the easiest way is rubbing the knot between your thumb and forefinger gently to loosen the knot, then picking the knot apart (either with your fingers or sewing pins) It only took me about 2 mins and the necklace has been knotted up for at least 2 years.
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