Friday, December 7, 2012

Review: Got Problems With Tangled Necklaces? "Necklace Saver" Has A Solution

Yeah I wish my jewelry collection was as nicely organized as those images on the right side of the above graphic!!! But unfortunately my accessory organization looks a bit more like the image below:

Yes, this is an old Philosophy gift set bag that I use to drag around necklaces, earrings, rings, hair clips, or whatever with me when I travel. Most of the time things get a bit tangled up  - it can be a nightmare sometimes. I had just gone through one of these horrible experiences, spending 15-20 minutes untangling a particularly nasty lot of necklaces, when I received a PR Inquiry as to whether or not I'd like to review Necklace Saver. Heck yes!!!

Once I received my Necklace Saver I realized that the idea was pretty simple: Put your necklace through the tube of fabric. I chose my Jewelmint Message In a Bottle necklace as a test run because it gets tangled in my bag quite often due to all the little charms on it. I first untangled the necklace, then unclasped one end and began feeding it through the tube. The process reminded me a lot of putting elastic into the waistband of a skirt but easier. I hadn't ironed the Necklace Saver before giving it a test run, but I suspect of the tube had been wrinkle free the process would have been even easier. In all, it took under a minute to get the necklace properly stowed into the Necklace Saver. After it's through, you re-hook the clasp then independently tied the ends of the Necklace Saver together.

Viola! Necklace saved!

The tube is large enough that you might be able to use this in a way as to save several necklaces with one tube, but you would risk tangles inside the tube. I may have to try this because the end result was very bulky in my opinion...

See what I mean? Yes, I just laid it on top but really, the rest of that bag isn't organized so why would I be any different with this? Yes, I could see it as the start to an organizational system, however. I wonder, though, if the fabric choice adds to the bulk.

Price: Necklace Saver retails for $8.95 at Bead City online. However, according to the website for Necklace Saver a portion of every sale goes to helping orphanages around the world (they mention two specific ones in Armenia, where the inventor Anna Kazanchyan is from originally). Personally, I think this is a little expensive for something I could probably make at home. It really is two rectangles of fabric sewn together so they don't fray and $9 could buy a lot of fabric to make a lot of these in a lot of different sizes!

Bottom Line
I really like the idea of this product, but it is more than I'd pay for something like this.  But overall, great idea!

Full Disclosure
Products in this review were provided by PR.