Chain Link Library

CHAIN LINK LIBRARY

IMAGE
LINK STYLE
DESCRIPTION
ANCHOR
or MARINER
Oval links with a vertical bar in the middle of each link.
BALL
or BEAD
or PELLINE
Composed of spheres.
Can be placed immediately adjacent
or
separated by connector bars.
BAR
or LINK & BAR
Metal bar links connected by small links or rings.
BARLEYCORN
Flat tear dropped shaped links,
connecting together like a hinge.
BOX or BOOK
or BRIOLETTE
or SQUARE
or VENETIAN
Flat links folded into open squares,
connecting to each other in an
alternating vertical then horizontal pattern.
BRAZILIAN
or SNAKE
or HEXAGON
or ROUND MAILLE
or STAR WEAVE
Made up of smooth round metal plates joined closely together, creating a continuous flexible tube appearance.
BYZANTINE
or BIRDCAGE
or KING’S BRAID
An intricate design of closely linked oval or round links,
Connecting sections of :
A vertical pair,
joined by a horizontal pair,
to a vertical pair.
C LINK
Made of solid ‘C’ shaped sections, facing & fitted into each other in a repeating pattern.
CABLE
or LINK
A uniformed pattern of round or oval links, each laying 90 degrees to the one next to it.
COBRA
Flat triangular links very close together.
CRINKLE
or PEANUT
The wavy sides give this link a crinkled or peanut shape look.
CUBAN
Oval links that intersect, the links twist into a cable like design.
CURB
or GOURMETTE
Round or oval links that are uniform in size, twisted & often diamond cut so they lie flat.
DOUBLE LINK
A repeating pattern of two parallel links, connecting to two parallel links.
ELONGATED CABLE
A basic cable link, with the links stretched past the point of oval.
ESPIGA
or SPIGA
or WHEAT
An intricate symmetrical chain composed of figure-of-eight links.
FIGARO
A pattern of:
One long link followed by,
One to five shorter links.
FIGARUCCI
A pattern of:
One oval link followed by,
ANCHOR links.
FIGURE OF 8
or INFINITY
Link is twisted, creating an ‘8’ shape.
FILIGREE
With added decoration inside the link, it creates a lace like look.
FOXTAIL
Two rows of slanted oval links, facing each other at a 45 degree angle.
Connected by a series of flat rings running down the chains center.
Creating a braid or weave pattern.
HERRINGBONE
Made up of multiple rows of ‘V’ shaped links, that lie flat.
HOOK
or LADDER
This is a round link with folded back ends that form the hook that links to the next link.
MARQUIS
Elongated oval links with pointed ends, joined by simple links.
MESH
Fine wire woven to create a fabric like in appearance.
Milanese method is weaving the wire into tubular or flat profiles.
Stocking method uses a knitting process.
NUGGET
or TINSEL
or TWISTED SERPNTINE
Interlocking ‘S’ shaped links that are twisted to create a nugget look.
OMEGA
Individual plates aligned next to each other are crimped to an underlying mesh.
PANTHER
These links resemble offset or staggered bricks, they are pinned together in a repeating pattern.
POPCORN
or COREANA
Concaved shaped links are clustered together, then evenly spaced out in a row, and repeated for each row after.
PRINCE OF WHALES
Made of small circular links, each link has no less than four other links connected to it.
RING AND CONNECTOR
Elongated links connected by round links.
ROPE
or FRENCH ROPE
Made of machine flattened wire, each link is woven into the next, creating a twisted rope look.
ROUND
Simple uniform chain with the links sitting at 90 degrees from the one next to it.
SAN MARCO
Long rounded links with a flat bottom, pinned together, arranged next to each other on a 45 degree angle.
SATURN
Small round links, punctuated with filled beads.
SCROLL
Created by two separate lengths fed from opposite directions, creating a scroll, then soldered.
SERPENTINE
Hammered ‘S’ shaped links, laid next to each other, with an identical set laid parallel & connected below the first set.
SINGAPORE
Interweaving a series of flat diamond cut links into the shape of a diamond, these diamond shaped links are flattened & twisted.