Perhaps that's why I find these hook & eyes so amazing. The range of styles and sizes and uses. The large ones I'm sure were used for fur, or looped over with thread and used for coats. The small ones delicate enough for sheer silk numbers of infant clothes.
Here is a small sample of my hook & eye collection. What? Surprised I have one? Oh, then you all don't know me by now :)
These are the coat hooks. They are HUGE!
These are brass and unfinished with a paint or anything. they are also flat and not round wire.
Heart Eyes. Look closely...
I wonder how long it took them to make those.