What A Difference Padded Squeezers Make
Now my fingers don't slip off and I can open the spring more easily. They are a lot stronger than my old ones and a little larger. Makes a BIG difference.
I bought these so I could color-code when working with multi-strand jewelry. These do the job, but I wish the handles on the clips were slightly larger. The color comes from a plastic sleeve that fits over the clip handles. Unfortunately, the sleeves do slip off easily, and that, combined with the smaller clip handle surface area, make them tricky to use. I've had more than a few that went flying across the room when the sleeve slipped and I didn't have a sufficient grip on the clip handles themselves. Love the idea, but these could use some improvement to make them easier (and safer) to use.
These are so easy to use.
I Love the plastic covers. They are easy to press down and are very easy to see. The ends of the beading wire do not get lost.
When I first saw these, I couldn't imagine that they would work very well. I thought it would be too easy to bump the clip and have it fly off, sending beads flying. BOY WAS I WRONG! These clips work so much better than the soft plastic earring backs I was using before. Sometimes, they WOULD slide off, and there would be beads everywhere. These clips have just the right amount of gripping power. They don't seem to kink the wire - they just keep the beads from coming off. Definitely a keeper! I have even told friends about them, and given a few away.