When making claw connectors it is often an advantage to weight compensate with tungsten beads.
This is done so the total weight of hook, split ring and claw connector equals the weight of the original hook – and gets the same point of gravity as the original set-up. For this purpose you use slotted tungsten beads – giving a very compact and elegant set-up.
The advantage of using slotted beads is that they move more freely on the curved connector, making sure they dont get stucked on the middle of the connector, so the point of gravity is not optimal.
This black bead is 4,6 mm in outer diameter and weigh 0,8 gram.