iPhone quality but yep. It's so very important to always "stop" the elastic with some thin object when you restring in case you lose your grip - you don't want a s-hook in your eye :B I usually use a pen, a chopstick or in this case, a large crochet hook. After placing the stopper I use pliers to add the s-hook and then I place the hand, using pliers to keep the s-hook stable. I always use my pliers when placing the hooks and pulling them. Easy-peasy!