The handle of the new size 7 or 4.50mm Susan Bates brand hook has been covered in polymer clay.
After it was cured, it was sanded with 400-800 grit wet/dry sandpaper, and then it was machine buffed to a smooth finish. I have covered hundreds of crochet hooks with polymer clay. My clay designs are carefully applied and do not cover any portion of the inscribed hook size that is on the grip portion of the hook. It is evenly applied around the hook and is molded and then sanded to insure a smooth feel in your hand.
With proper care, it will never fade or chip. The thicker handle helps make the hook easier to grasp. It is nice and warm, too. Marathon style crocheting sessions will be made easy when you use this crochet hook.
Carefully wrapped inside of a gift box and sent in a white bubble mailer.