This bead was my first lock bead EVER! I love green and I figured that this was perfect to get in the spirit for 2012 St. Patrick's Day. This big fat knot in that lock it's on is one crazy mofo. It twists in three different directions. I am now officially in like with beads. I didn't fully understand their worth with locking up your hair until now. And now now my bead collecting begins. muwhahahaha!