Around the same time that I was trying to find interesting closures for the Viking Knit chain that I’d made, I ran into a friend who was wearing a chain mail choker necklace – but instead of a clasp, she actually had a small lock on it.
Similar to the Tiffany & Co. lockable jewelry (see the chain bracelet here, the narrow hinged bangle here, and the wide hinged cuff here) as well as the leather cuffs and collars favoured by fetishists and club kids, I thought it would be interesting to see the Viking Knit with a lockable closure instead of the spring gate closure I’d been using up to that point.
I popped a shiny silver lock onto the tri-colour Viking Knit chain with skull end caps. I originally bought this lock for an accent on a corset – but never ended up making the corset… (yet!).
I also added a rhinestone-covered heart-shaped lock to the silver Viking Knit chain with lion head end caps. (Pictured above) I think I like this one even better! I originally bought the lock as a gift for a friend…. but then ended up not giving it to her, and into my stash of crafty things it went instead!