In an effort to try to help keep your flexible wire jewelry free of unwanted kinks and bends, I’ve put together a few pictures to help guide you in how to safely store and travel with those pieces. I’d love your feedback on it – does it make sense? Do you have a different method?
When you place the necklace into the plastic storage bag, be sure that the piece is completely dry first (you don’t want to have just wiped it off with a damp cloth, or have just worn it on a hot summer day, for example). If you have other pieces that match, such as earrings or a bracelet, I would recommend placing them in a smaller bag inside the larger one so they don’t tangle but they’re easy to find when you’re trying to match. Then place the plastic bag safely in your dresser drawer or among something soft like clothes in your suitcase so it doesn’t get damaged by other travel items.
When choosing a plastic bag, go larger rather than smaller. You don’t want it rolled up tightly for long term storage so that when you take it out again it’s all coiled and doesn’t want to resume its shape.
Of course you can always choose to hang your necklace on hooks or hangers with your other jewelry, but I find that this style of necklace in particular will tangle with other chains and necklaces very easily and cause you many wasted moments trying to get them apart.
This method may also be used with similarly made items such as rosaries, lanyards, etc. that are all strung together on a wire rather than separate bead links.