Chain by the foot antique brass plated chain, small plated oval iron link.These are great for earrings a nice delicate
and sturdy chain for your designing pleasure.
Our chains are quality metal- cadmium, lead and nickel free.
Style: Antique brass Iron Link Chain
(links not soldered)
Size: 2.8x4mm 0.7 thickness
Material and finish: Antique brass Iron Chain
nickel, lead & cadmium free.
"In older cultures, the ironmonger is the wise one, the keeper of the flame and the valued secrets, not just of forging metal, but of life." Infusing Magic in every piece.....
A bit of lore about Iron: The Iron Age in Europe brought about much change in design, in the previous Bronze Age items were cast and decoration mostly consisted in a repetition of rectilinear patterns, iron forging opened the doors to a more curvilinear and flowing style of designing.Finished products were hand pounded and formed to make useful items such as pottery, useful utensils,
cutting tools, weapons and chain mail, decorative design and works of art, personal ornaments for adornment, and chain. Arte du metal, (metal art),
Armour of chain-mail was one of the most important inventions in those times, wearing a mail-shirt protected the warrior so that he could move about freely to fight.
A fascinating process from the roasting of ore to extract the iron to the purification, it is cut, punched, pulled and riveted into the rings of a mail shirt.
During the medieval period, in Europe they learned to produce wrought iron from cast iron (in this context known as pig iron) using finery forges.