Loren Lewis Cole
Loop in Loop Chain // Long Link
- 20 inch extended loop in loop chain
- 20mm long links
- Available in a choice of recycled metals
- The pendant contains two pear shaped rubies and turquoise enamel. Please email me if you'd like it without the enamel.
Please kindly allow 5 weeks for the dispatch of gold plated, and 2 weeks for solid gold.
Chains are as sensual as the are symbolic. The inherent pleasure in the feeling of metal acting as a liquid, it almost drips. The chain as a symbol represents both connection and unity, and being bound and trapped. This paradoxical connotation nods to both the beauty and dissatisfaction of our human experience.
Chains as adornment, as well as an engineering development, came about during the Bronze and in Nuba Valley, the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern areas.
Chains have captivated humans since their development, and I am no exception in this captivation. Making these classical chains is a deep pleasure. Each link is made from wire, by hand and soldered. The links are then formed into the desired shape for the design and assembled together. They are added one by one. These links cannot be cast, so the value of these hand crafted chains has always been implicit.
An artefact of beauty, significance, and longevity. These chains are truly heirlooms that will live on for thousands of years to come.
Handcrafted chains aren't mass produced, and rarely available in anything other than high carat gold. This is due to how long they take to make. They are works of art.
'Loop in loop' chains is a category that contains many derivatives. This style is a Roman chain that I saw a very pixelated photo of from the Metropolitan Museum and I worked out how to make it from instructions I gleaned from a book of classical chains.
Available in a selection of metals, and with an optional pendant. I haven't seen this style of handmade chain available elsewhere so please enjoy.
Please kindly email any questions to email@example.com