So I'm trying to rig the lamp in the picture(s) but I'm running into a technical difficulty with the armature. I've already read up on the other questions posted in here but they don't really apply to my problem as far as I understood them.
The bone nodes that have been circled are part of the same armature. What I want to do is close the loop of the armature and make one close loop armature as a whole. So I was hoping I could just merge the nodes that have been circled or even link them so that when I move one set of the bones the others shift automatically (I have Auto IK ON) and not disconnect like it's happening in the second picture.