Double Loop-in-Loop Chains
In contrast to single loop-in-loop chains and their pinched loop derivatives, in which the link being added is inserted through the last link on the growing chain, double loop-in-loop chains are made by inserting a link through both the next-to-last and the last links. This produces a strong chain with a tight weave that is handsome and durable. This has been one of the most frequently used loop-in-loop chains both in ancient and in modern jewelry. In some ways, the weaving process is easier than for other chains because many irregularities will be self-correcting. The “foxtail” chain is a machine-made chain that approximates the appearance of this weave.
KeywordsSilver Wire Chain Link Basic Direction Center Loop Gauge Link
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