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Monday, February 20, 2017

Do You Use Straws??

 
They are good for something else besides sipping a drink. I read about it several years ago and thought oh thats silly. This weekend my daughter mentioned it and I though oh too much trouble. Last night I dug out a necklace with a rabbit on it thinking well Easter is coming up. It was in a box and so knotted up I spent about two hours trying to get it untangled. I spent too much on the delicate chain to just throw it away. Umm I don't want to go through this again. A straw! That's what they have been telling me. I unhooked the clasp and started one end of the chain down the straw, then hooked the clasp back. Hung the necklace on a rack. Wha la. Then I spent about another hour inserting other necklaces down each ones own straw. Someone had their thinking cap on, it works great. I know where each necklace is, it isn't tangled, ready to pick the one that matches the outfit or the occasion. Next will be a shamrock for March. 

6 comments:

TARYTERRE said...

i had never heard of this. what a clever idea. good for you organizing your necklaces.

S. J. Qualls said...

Having untangled more delicate chains than I care to count, I can see this would be a great solution to the problem! Wow, and so simple!

Jon said...

I never heard that idea before, but I'm glad it works.

I remember in school when we used to make paintings with straws. You'd put a blob of paint or ink on a piece of paper and then blow it with a straw. It made weird designs that looked like tree branches.

jack69 said...

Great idea. Once you have spent 'hours' or ANY time untangling the tiny chains, you can appreciate this IDEA. NOW IF SOME GENIUS WOULD MAKE A BETTER CLASP THAT REAL FINGERS COULD OPEN! LOL Very good post lady....

Paula said...

I agree Jack some of those clasp are so tiny.

Mary Degli Esposti said...

Jack & Paula,

I had no trouble with clasps(generally)until I turned 50...now I can't seem to work any of them without unkind words being uttered. Good thing I rarely ever wear jewelry now.

My doctor has me using a coffee stirrer straw to drink water every day because it helps with a swallowing issue I've acquired(also last year at fifty..great year ;o).