John K Jordan
Excellent! I am always blown away by your ideas. Please save all those photos and publish a book some day - you could inspire a generation of turners!
Can you thread a very thin wire on the last three links of the chain and pull it through? Or dip it in water and freeze it to make it stiff enough to push through (quickly). I thought of some crazier ideas but new one each seemed less and less likely to be useful!
I'll bet those necklace "chains" that look like tiny flexible ropes instead of a series of links wood look great too. I can't think of what they are called at the moment.