Iris Pendant on Loop in Loop Necklace

Iris Pendant on Loop in Loop Necklace


This iris pendant was inspired by a beautiful photo that a friend took. It was lovingly created entirely by hand, using an ancient technique called chasing and repousse. This 5000 year old technique uses small, specialized tools and a hammer to push and form the metal, either from the front of the piece or from behind. This is a time-intensive, meditative technique, which produces a unique result. There are accents of 24k gold on the flower.

The chain was woven using a technique called Loop in Loop, which predates chainmaille, dating back nearly 5000 years. This was the predominant type of chain the Ancient Romans used. The specific weave used for this chain is called two-way single loop in loop, which means that each row contains two rings and each ring goes into one previous ring.

There are over 350 links woven into this chain. Each of the links is formed into a circle, fused into a closed loop, shaped, and then these closed loops are woven into the chain.

This 24 inch (slightly adjustable) necklace is made with fine silver and is finished with a handmade hook and eye clasp. The length of this specific chain is not able to be altered, but if you prefer a different length I would be happy to make one as a custom order. The pendant is permanently affixed to the chain.

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