artistic-styles-7-hand-weavingIn antiquity chains were made of multiple, uniformly shaped links joined together in what is known in the goldsmith’s vernacular as the ‘loop in loop’ technique. Today the process remains largely unchanged. Gold wire is wound around a hand drill and each twist cut with a pair of pliers. One by one the circular rings are soldered into closed circles. This has to be done with extreme care so as not to alter the size and thickness of the ring.

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