Viking Knit chain, also known as Trichinopoly chain, first appeared in Scandinavia in the 9th century. It was used for bracelets, necklaces and even for the trim of clothing and other decorative items.
Gold is for the mistress -- silver for the maid --
Copper for the craftsman cunning at his trade."
"Good!" said the Baron, sitting in his hall,
"But Iron -- Cold Iron -- is master of them all."
I handcrafted this necklace from 21 gauge iron wire and added antique cones with knot work designs and Swarovski crystals and an iron hook clasp to complete the look. It is 21 1/2 inches long and 1/4 inch thick.