a single thread running from one end to the other of a piece
it wends its way along the chain, glides into a narrow tube
now apparent, now unseen
along the way, it takes hold of a stone, a ring of gold, or miniscule beads
discreet, or, to the contrary, highly visible, it links together all the elements that form the finished piece
it is the soul of a piece, symbolizing the common thread, the narrative thread, the thread of reflection...