Create a Kinetic Chain

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Make a jewelry-scale version of an industrial mechanism as a playful way to add movement to your work. By Laura Elizabeth Mullen
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Inspired by a mechanism found in a car – the driveshaft – this kinetic necklace requires surprisingly simple metal and wire techniques, and a little bit of planning. The X-shaped connection point allows two solid bars (or links, in the case of the chain), to move in all directions, rather than in just one direction, as in a hinge.

*From the September 2015 issue of Art Jewelry.

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