These rings are then widened to receive the next links which pass through the two diagonally opposite “eyes”. As complicated as it sounds it is like threading a needle again and again. The result is a spectacular and very sturdy golden chain that can be worn on its own or be part of a more intricate jewelry creation.
This technique was used extensively in the Lalaounis workshop in the 60’s. Simultaneously, the Lalaounis workshop introduced another way of weaving the chain “end-to-end”, from a single piece of wire bent into a zigzag and then looped and knitted like lace around itself.