....Have found the "Bird's Nest" in "Cloisonne Enameling...",
but not the Idiot's Delight/Colley etc" I feel like an idiot
who would be most delighted if you'd sort of lead me right up
So sorry if I didn’t make myself clear enough. This delightful
little chain goes by a variety of names, all of which include the
following: Idiot’s Delight, Bird’s Nest, Colley, Byzantine and
Victorian!!! In “Cloisonne Enameling…” it’s referred to as
"Bird’s Nest" (p.198), in “The Complete Metalsmith” it’s referred
to as “Idiot’s Delight” (p.146), and in “Chain Making” (booklet
by Robert W. McOmber, p.10) it’s referred to as Colley Chain.
Yet it’s referred to by retailers as Byzantine or Victorian. So
take your pick!