Getting a Knot Out of a Gold Necklace

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?

Ad
Flag
November 21, 20070 found this helpful
Best Answer

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 minutes and the necklace has been knotted up for at least 2 years.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Flag
December 21, 20071 found this helpful
Best Answer

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.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Flag
August 9, 20080 found this helpful
Best Answer

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. :*)

Ad
ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
December 30, 20130 found this helpful
Best Answer

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!

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Flag
January 12, 20080 found this helpful

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.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Flag
February 20, 20080 found this helpful

Thanks for the help. I will try the oil method.

Ad
ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Flag
December 17, 20080 found this helpful

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!

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Flag
February 22, 20090 found this helpful

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.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Flag
February 23, 20090 found this helpful

Oil and pin. Worked in one minute. Thanks!

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
October 29, 20130 found this helpful

(posted via email)

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

Muibat

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
September 6, 20150 found this helpful

Do not use oil because I tried it and I broke my necklace it was the last thing my grandma gave me! 

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes

Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

Related
In This Article
Getting Knots Out of a Gold Chain
Getting Knots Out of a Gold Chain
< Previous
Categories
Home and Garden Repair Other JewelrySeptember 4, 2007
Guides
Square Knot
Tying a Square Knot (Reef Knot)
Making a Washer Lariat Necklace
Making a Washer Lariat Necklace
A shiny pile of gold chains, rings and other jewelry
Cleaning Gold Jewelry
Cash for Gold
Selling Gold Jewelry For Cash
More
🎉
New Years Ideas!
🎄
Christmas Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
You are viewing the desktop version of this page: View Mobile Site
© 1997-2016 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Published by . Page generated on December 2, 2016 at 7:06:18 PM on 10.0.0.45 in 2 seconds. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of ThriftyFun's Disclaimer and Privacy Policy. If you have any problems or suggestions feel free to Contact Us.
Loading Something Awesome!