Double Loop-in-Loop Chains

The simplest form of the double loop-in-loop chain is shown below. This was the predominant chain type of the ancient world. This is a one-way pattern where one single link is put through two previous links.

Single Loop-in-Loop Chains

The simplest form of the loop-in-loop chain is the single loop-in-loop, shown below. A link, previously formed into a dumbbell shape, is passed through the ends of the previous link.

Introduction to Loop-in-Loop Chains

One of my favorite chain-making techniques is called Loop-in-Loop, dating back to approximately 3000 B.C. Due to the high quality of these chains found in royal graves at Ur, it’s thought that perhaps this chain type dates back even further. This method of creating chains was used until the end of the Middle Ages.