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Post by kyhalfpt on Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:45 am

So, I ordered one of the greyhound locks from D4E and it arrived--but it is sooooo long with the extra clips to attach it to the bracelet. So I am wondering, do I just get a short bracelet to put it on--or do I modify it somehow to fit my current bracelet?
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Post by retiredk9racer on Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:58 am

I got a shorter bracelet and had one greyhound lock modified so that the loop end was permanently attached and a lobster claw was added to the clasp end like the Big Flower and Fish locks. I had the musketon swivel clasps added to my other greyhound lock and I use that one when I want to make a necklace a bit longer. Beats buying a longer necklace.
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Post by Tatiana on Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:31 am

I bought a new smaller bracelet 5.5" and it's perfect. Here it is:
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Post by kyhalfpt on Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:45 pm

I didn't think about using it on a necklace. That's a great idea.

Guess I also need to get a smaller bracelet

Your bracelet is beautiful!

Thanks
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Post by fairytroll on Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:13 pm

I had to get a shorter bracelet for my greyhound lock. I did the same as retiredk9racer and had one part of the lock permanently attached to the large ring on the chain and bought a TB basic lock and had my jeweler attach part of it to the other part of the greyhound lock. Here's a photo:
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Post by retiredk9racer on Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:46 pm

If you are going to have the lock modified in any way (either attached to a bracelet like above or having the musketon clasps permanently attached), make sure that you use a jeweler you trust! There have been horror stories (sorry, I do not mean to alarm you, but...) of jewelers who, despite a warning in capital letters across the work order, dipped the lock and ruined the nice oxidized finish. I am extremely fortunate in that the jeweler I use is also a TB LD and totally understands the appeal of the oxidation. I was also able to wait while the work was done (and my jeweler said why purchase a basic TB lobster clasp to put on the greyhound lock AND pay for my work when I will just use one of mine and charge you $10 for both the lobster clasp and my work!) The trick to this was finding the correct bracelet length - my jeweler worked with me and we laid out my finished bracelets that fit properly and lined up the greyhound lock with different length bracelets until we found one that the finished length would be the same as all my other bracelets. It does not help that all TB bracelets, even the ones marked the same length, can be slightly different lengths, so this is best done in person. Here is mine with the lock attached (I can still change the beads because the clasp works just like the Big Fish lock):

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Here is a picture of mine with the musketon clasps and the shortest bracelet TB makes with just Plait on it, simplicity at its best.

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I used to wear this daily with a glass bracelet but then I found an Urnes bracelet (the foxtail chain with a greyhound lock permanently attached that beads cannot be added to) that I wear now and use this lock on necklaces.


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Post by snowy on Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:09 pm

If you want to be able to use the lock on other bracelets and necklaces a well - get a shorter bracelet Smile
I have the lock with the musketon clasps and love that I can put the lock also on my necklace if I want .
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Post by kyhalfpt on Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:14 am

Mine already has the clips attached. I guess I will need to get a shorter bracelet. There are a lot of jewelers in the area, but I don't think I would trust any of them to modify the lock (thanks retiredk9racer).

Thanks for all the advice and beautiful pictures.
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Post by darkangel07760 on Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:01 am

@fairytroll wrote:I had to get a shorter bracelet for my greyhound lock. I did the same as retiredk9racer and had one part of the lock permanently attached to the large ring on the chain and bought a TB basic lock and had my jeweler attach part of it to the other part of the greyhound lock. Here's a photo:
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This looks great!!!
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Post by Brightonbelle on Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:29 am

I like the simple look with the Greyhound Lock too and tend to use mine with small silvers and no glass.
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Post by tcschumaker on Mon May 06, 2013 2:51 am

I love the way this looks!
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Post by hayheadsbird on Mon May 06, 2013 7:01 pm

I love my greyhound but after loosing a little weight I think I need a shorter bracelet again! Mine is perm attached to the chain.
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Post by aprilshack on Mon May 06, 2013 7:43 pm

Can they somehow be attached to the leather bracelet?
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Post by hayheadsbird on Mon May 06, 2013 10:46 pm

I've seen photos of a leather with a greyhound, possibly mermaidspurse?
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Post by Fera on Thu Feb 06, 2014 8:45 am

@aprilshack wrote:Can they somehow be attached to the leather bracelet?


Sort of. :)I got a silver ring that was thick and made to be opened and used the head part of the Greyhound.
Attatched the ring to the heads hole and then to the leather end of the bracelet and then the mouth to close it on the silver bits of the bracelet.
I think you could also use the same as on the silver bracelets. One extra lock at the back of each piece.

Now I have my lock permanently attatched to a silver chain I wear everyday. (Without beads.)
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Post by Amanda Mac (Dot) on Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:57 am

I have two GH Locks - one is permanently soldered and the other is like Tatiana's and retiredk9racer's, with the double extra locks - yes, you need a shorter bracelet!
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Post by Amanda Mac (Dot) on Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:58 am

@retiredk9racer wrote:

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Here is a picture of mine with the musketon clasps and the shortest bracelet TB makes with just Plait on it, simplicity at its best.  

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This is absolutely stunning - may have to copy!
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Post by Anita on Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:48 pm

I tried all ways but for me, the Greyhound Lock was too long even with a shorter bracelet and musketons/lobster clasps exacerbated this. I also found wearing it on a beaded bracelet pointless as you either have the lock underneath which defeats the objective or the beads underneath, again pointless.
As the Greyhound Lock is beautiful in it's own right I bought an Urnes Bracelet.  Very Happy 
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Post by Pandabee(uk) on Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:27 pm

@retiredk9racer wrote:If you are going to have the lock modified in any way (either attached to a bracelet like above or having the musketon clasps permanently attached), make sure that you use a jeweler you trust!  There have been horror stories (sorry, I do not mean to alarm you, but...) of jewelers who, despite a warning in capital letters across the work order, dipped the lock and ruined the nice oxidised finish.

That would be me then.....cough.....BEAVERBROOKS!....cough!
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Post by kyhalfpt on Thu Feb 06, 2014 2:16 pm

@Anita wrote:I tried all ways but for me, the Greyhound Lock was too long even with a shorter bracelet and musketons/lobster clasps exacerbated this. I also found wearing it on a beaded bracelet pointless as you either have the lock underneath which defeats the objective or the beads underneath, again pointless.
As the Greyhound Lock is beautiful in it's own right I bought an Urnes Bracelet.  Very Happy 

I did the same thing, got a very short bracelet and put it on. It does work, but seems mostly lock when worn. Don't get me wrong, I love the lock, but rarely wear it. Recently I have been thinking of having it permanently attached to a bracelet, but haven't been able to come up with a permanent bracelet to attach it to.
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Post by kyhalfpt on Thu Feb 06, 2014 2:19 pm

@Pandabee(uk) wrote:
@retiredk9racer wrote:If you are going to have the lock modified in any way (either attached to a bracelet like above or having the musketon clasps permanently attached), make sure that you use a jeweler you trust!  There have been horror stories (sorry, I do not mean to alarm you, but...) of jewelers who, despite a warning in capital letters across the work order, dipped the lock and ruined the nice oxidised finish.


That would be me then.....cough.....BEAVERBROOKS!....cough!

Pandabee, I learned from your experience and when one of the lobster claws on mine broke I threatened the jeweler that he was not to polish it, dip it, or do anything other than Attach another lobster claw--I am certain he thought I was insane.  Very Happy 
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Post by LindaJo on Thu Feb 06, 2014 3:18 pm

You could try having a trustworthy, non-polishing jeweler shorten the chain.

You could try a longish chain with it, but wrap it twice around your arm.

You could also use it on a longer chain for an anklet.
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Post by Pandabee(uk) on Thu Feb 06, 2014 3:20 pm

Maybe I should have tried harder, insane seems to work!  Razz 
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Post by kyhalfpt on Thu Feb 06, 2014 6:48 pm

@LindaJo wrote:You could try having a trustworthy, non-polishing jeweler shorten the chain.

You could try a longish chain with it, but wrap it twice around your arm.

You could also use it on a longer chain for an anklet.

Maybe I will try the double wrap idea..might work. I do have a long bracelet that I wear as an anklet that might work. I will try this when I get home tonight.
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Post by kyhalfpt on Thu Feb 06, 2014 6:51 pm

@Pandabee(uk) wrote:Maybe I should have tried harder, insane seems to work!  Razz 

Wish I had a photograph of his face! He was like, ummmm...ok...no polishing...I got it. I made him write it on the work slip in big letters so he wouldn't forget. I could tell he wasn't happy with me.
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