Hand Chain Maker

Form chains of various shapes and designs from gold wire.

What does a Hand Chain Maker do?

Forms chains of various shapes and designs from gold wire to make jewelry articles according to specifications: Winds wire into coils, using coiling device. Saws coils through one side to form separate links, using handsaw. Assembles links in specified manner to form rope chain or fancy links, using pointed pliers. Solders links to form chain, using gold solder and gas torch. Immerses chain in chemical baths to clean gold. Polishes chain, using jeweler’s rouge and felt polishing wheel.