I once made a lure with a key chain fish made of many links.
The trick was as Bobby says getting them to swim properly.
Use Mseal to add weight on the bottom and drop them into a bucket of water. They should float upright or should sink head first.
Or just keep trying them as is. You never know what might happen.
Did you catch anything with that lure Ken?
I once filed down a broken brass handle from my aunts door, drilled holes and used it as a spoon, several times I had Terns dive at the lure from above only to make a correction when they were just withing a few feet from striking distance. I cannot remember if I ever caught a fish with that lure but watching the Terns dive at it was fun enough.