Pinched Loop (Sailor’s) Chains

One in one, perpendicular, one direction
  • Jean Reist Stark
  • Josephine Reist Smith


Pinched loop chains are versions of the single loop-in-loop chain that take their distinctive character from the shaping of the loop. In pinched loop chains, a fused loop is shaped by pinching to form two openings that are at right angles to each other. Constructing chains in this group is very gratifying for a beginner because such chains are quickly and often easily made. In addition, a variety of appearances can be achieved by making changes in the basic technique. The name “sailor’s chain” has often been used for this chain type because the double-wire link and type of joining can also be found in certain strong anchor chains.


Silver Wire Chain Link Basic Direction Chain Type Wooden Dowel 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1997

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  • Jean Reist Stark
  • Josephine Reist Smith

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