Thank you! I'll have to try putting Ulysses on the clasp. What I really wanted to do was wear the strand as a lariat, with Uly hanging from the end, but when I use the spring side of the clasp to create a lariat, the gold link hanging down does not open. The next time I buy a strand with Orbit clasps, I am going to ask Chenai if they can special order a clasp where both sides have spring openings, so I can use one half of the clasp to latch onto the strand to form the lariat, and the other half of the clasp to latch onto a pendant.
Lariat with non-operable loop at bottom:
I want to be able to achieve this look with a dangling pendant without using a shortener: