Abstract: An article of chained jewelry may include a pod unit fitting into the body of each pod unit, both stacking up vertically and horizontally. Each pod unit is provided be so that the body of each pod unit is designed to have a protrusion extending out on one side, and an opening on the opposite side of body along an axis. In operation, when one pod unit is place next to another, the protrusion extending from the body mates or connects into the opening of the adjacent pod unit, to form a chain of pod units.
Abstract: A climbing quickdraw is defined by first and second carabiners interconnected by looped webbing that has been overlapped and stitched to define a central, interconnecting portion that has four layers, and carabiner openings that are double layered. The length of webbing is formed in a loop such that the webbing is doubled over on itself until the ends are almost even with each other but not overlapping. The loop is then pressed flat so that the splice is near the center of the flattened loop and the webbing is four layers thick. The webbing is then securely sewn through all four layers on both sides of the splice, leaving an open loop at each end for attaching a carabiner. The new quickdraw can be made from woven webbing or from braided webbing. Braided webbing can be made of stretchy, energy absorbing nylon, giving the quickdraw energy absorbing properties. The braided webbing will also have mechanical properties that will allow it to stretch and absorb energy.
Abstract: A gemstone and link assembly for forming a piece of jewelry. The gemstone is cut to provide enhanced brilliance and radiance. The gemstone is securely maintained within the link. The link is fabricated of reduced metal thus providing an aesthetically pleasing assembly.