So, now we’ll get on to the old lobster claw dilemma…

I like them, and I don’t like them.

O.K.

What else shall we talk about…

First off, I can safely say, without having to dither around second guessing myself, that small lobster claws are definitely off the menu.

They’re fiddly and they just look like little, I can’t be bothered so I’ll just use one of these small things that are awkward to use and hurt when the prong jabs up under your thumbnail because the darn thing keeps slipping in your fingers which makes you have to swear a little, or a lot, depending on where you come from, and so you have to chuck the jewelry on the floor because now you have to wear that other piece of jewelry that you didn’t want to wear and which doesn’t go with today’s choice of clothing and so you have to curse again (but this time with meaning) the maker who thought it would be a good idea to put small little fiddly things on their pieces of jewelry without thought nor care for when you, the user, has to go out in public wearing the inappropriate accessory for your attire just because they, the maker, couldn’t be bothered to really think about what they’re doing.

See how that goes.

Very thoughtless use of the small lobster claw…

O.K. maybe I will have to dither a bit as admittedly they do look good on some of those lovely petite pieces of jewelry with fine chains… especially if they’re gold chains…

Man!

Amendment #1.

don’t like the small lobster claws on my jewelry pieces because they’re fiddly and they just look like little, I can’t be bothered so I’ll just use one of these small things, etc., etc., and so forth…

I won’t go into the medium lobster claws here because I believe the above goes for them also. Except that, if possible, they hurt even more because the jabby prong thingy is bigger. Granted they are a little more user-friendly than the small ones, but on the whole they should perhaps be included only as a side dish on the menu.

Now for the large ones…

And this is where we come to the, I like them and I don’t like them, section of todays entertainment.

I just don’t know.

I don’t want to use them, but… on the jewelry I’ve recently made, especially the latest bracelets, the hooks are just not working. The bracelets are meant to be worn snuggly so that the stone doesn’t keep turning and I’ve found that the hook is very awkward to close onto the best link for that fit. I certainly prefer the look of the hook, as Cap’n Ahab said to his first mate over morning coffee, but I put a lobster claw on one piece, under duress you understand, and it clasps the correct link so much easier.

I have to say that also they are far more secure, and when the bracelet is expensive, I think I would much rather feel safe knowing that the clasp was less likely to come undone and the bracelet lost.

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Hook (I’ve yet to put the little pearl on the end of this one).

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Lobster Claw

So, that said, I’ve decided to change the clasps on all of my recent bracelets. No, no. You can’t stop me. But I will be looking into buying some of the lobster clasps that turn, (as Gale mentioned in one of her comments), because I think those will definitely make the bracelets ‘wear’ more comfortably.

In other news the website is nearly ready!

After me, you’ll be the first to know when it’s up and running.

;)

Oh and the trivia we come across when we follow the rabbit’s path

HERE

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About coldfeetstudio

I am English, but live in Houston, TX. I have a degree in Sculpture. I love to make art. I sell my art for charity as I believe there should be no reason for someone to go hungry in this world. I am a wife, mother, pottery maker, jewelry maker, quilt maker, painter, cat lover, and, dog liker. And I am very fortunate to be all these things. View all posts by coldfeetstudio

3 responses to “So, now we’ll get on to the old lobster claw dilemma…

  • Patti Vanderbloemen

    You know how I feel about lobster claw clasps – the ultimate in security! I do like the ones that swivel – so much easier to put on!

    Love your hook clasp too! Such dilemmas!

  • Gale W

    I already peeked at your website, and it’s looking good! The lobster claw on that last bracelet also LOOKS good–because it mimics the shape of your links (as it would on the first as well). Larger-stoned bracelets can generally accommodate the larger, less fiddly lobsters, too…and it’s certainly true the stones need to stay snug against a wearer’s wrist. In the final analysis, I guess anything is better than those darned spring rings! (Besides, lobster clasps assure that husbands remain useful.)

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