Crabs fit their name well.
They are crotchety -- well, crabby -- little varmints to manipulate.
They generally do not have good drill points, their claws get in the way, they aren't easy brooches to find (especially such that they'd pull off a cohesive design).
It takes a long time to grind their backs smooth.
BUT, having done all that griping -- aren't they ever so worth it??
The center beauty is sterling silver with a soapstone (or possibly South American serpentine) belly.
Other vintage collectibles balance out this one.of.a.kind, bar-none beauty.
Signed Kay Adams, A1059
Joy Collection, Sold