Necklaces and cars (or trucks) : LUSENET : Freedom! self reliance : One Thread

Okay, this has absolutely nothing to do with homesteading, but I just gotta know. I used to weat large, heavy necklaces umpteen years ago back in the dark ages before we were first admonished, and then required to wear seat belts. Then after the great seat belt edict I found it difficult to impossible to wear my necklaces when strapped in as the seat belt was always either strangling me with my necklace or usually just destroying my necklace. Does anyone know a good way to deal with this? Sometimes I just wait until I arrive at the intended destination before putting the necklace on, but that gets tedious. Also, if I am going to several places on the trip this isn't feasible. See, I've got this really nice, large, heavy squash blossom necklace I'd like to wear, but don't want the seat belt to ruin it as I spent quite a bit for it. I've had it for years now and gotten to wear it very little. Anyone got any suggestions? Maybe I should just ride a horse!

-- Green (, July 30, 2001


This works for me. I simply put the dangling part to the back, bringing the front further up my chest and out of the way of the belt. That may not work suffeciently with a large pendant like a squash blossom, but works for most of the larger necklaces I have. Another alternative is to put the shoulder belt under your outside arm. Not as comfortable or safe, but you get used to it.

-- melina b. (, July 30, 2001.

Green, can't help with the necklace situation, but I'd be real cautious (anybody) about not wearing your seatbelt properly. Accidents happen with little or no warning. I'm not trying to start a debate about pros and cons, but my seatbelt kept me from going thru a windshield a few years back. Sorry for getting off topic.

-- Cathy in NY (, July 30, 2001.

Hmmm. What if you tape a nice little spacer (like a small pillow) to your seatbelt? Or velcro? That way if you did have an accident you'd still be protected, as much as possible, anyway, and if you didn't, the necklace wouldn't get ruined. I never wore my seatbelt until I received a lovely citation for not doing so. I've caved in to the fiduciary pressure.

-- (, July 30, 2001.

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