Thursday, January 24, 2013

Thrifty Thursday...Packing a Necklace for Traveling

This is an easy Thrifty Thursday. Not really a project, but a great idea. I saw this some time ago in a magazine ( not sure which one, sorry) and thought I would share it with you too.

This is idea is great for packing jewelry when you're traveling.

All you need is a straw. If you have straws at home, great! If you don't, than you can be really thrifty and save the straw from your next soft drink purchase and rinse it out!! Lol

Traveling or packing necklaces is tricky. They tangle, knot up and jumble with other jewelry. You could wrap the necklace in tissue or store in little boxes, but the chain still might knot up with itself. The dreaded knotted necklace.

To get the necklace ready for packing, all you do is open the necklace and thread the chain through the opening in the straw.

When the chain comes through the other end of the straw, clasp the necklace closed.

 Pack this anywhere and it will never knot up.


 and thrifty!!

You could also cut the straw and use this for bracelets.

Happy Thrifty Thursday,

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  1. Waht a great idea. Thanks for sharing. I always seem to have that problem when storing them. Now I won't. Again THANKS!

  2. Brilliant idea, I will be sharing this one! xx Ooops, can't share on facebook, tells me it is a blocked link. :(

  3. Great idea, I always wrap the chain around a cotton cleaning pad and also have them in my jewellery box like this too. Susie x

  4. This is one of the best ideas I have read in a long time !
    How clever. ;)

  5. Wow, that is genius!

    My chains always get tangled in my jewellery box, not any more!!

    Life of an Agnostic Sunday School Teacher

  6. I just sawa this somewhere, too. Love the idea for home, heck with travelling! lol.

  7. Thank you! Karen. I revamped my blog header this morning using your Wonderful!! blogging tips. The process was so easy and very painless. I appreciate you taking the time to share this information. Have a wonderful day!

  8. pure genius. Nuff said! :) Thanks for the tip.

  9. What a great idea, Karen. This would also work for the earphones to my ipod. They would have to be doubled or split in thirds, but they could be fed through in the same way. They also end up in such a tangle in my bag. Love your blog!

  10. Really Genius . Great idea Karen , THANKS good week end

  11. Heck I am going to use this idea for my jewellery box. My necklaces are constantly getting knotted.
    Thank you.

  12. Great idea! Will be traveling soon so will give it a try.

  13. What a great, little idea...gonna go pin it!

  14. I love this idea! Your blog is awesome and I really appreciate all your clever tips. :)

  15. Thank you for sharing this! I have a couple of necklaces that always tangle in my jewelry box -- I will give this a try.

  16. Interesting solution to a universal problem. A friend and I had the same problem a number of years ago, so we put our heads together and invented (and patented) a tangle-free jewelry case, now being manufactured and sold by Storus Corporation. You can view it at this address:

  17. Great idea! I usually just toss all my jewellery into a little makeup bag & then regret it as soon as I reach my destination - huge tangled mess! I'm definitely going to try your straw idea next time I travel - thanks!


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