Handmade wire jewelry is sometimes made with several sections that are connected to one another by jump rings, chain, or wire. Due to the nature of the materials, wires tend to hook into neighboring sections. If you try to manually pull them apart, this can stress, damage, or twist the pieces.
To safely untangle your wire earrings:
Hold your earring by the earhook and gently shake/vibrate the entire earring. Repeat until the movement and gravity allows the sections to line up correctly again.
To safely untangle bracelets and necklaces:
Hold your piece one section removed from the point of entanglement. Gently shake and vibrate with the heavier part hanging down, allowing the motion and gravity to untangle the sections.