Plastic earring backs can be used for more than just securing your ear wires in place; they can also function as a bead stopper when you are working with heavy wires such as snowflake forms or memory wire! Simply insert the wire through the earring back hole and twist gently to ease the back onto the desired place on the wire. This is a great trick to use if you are unsure of your design and may need to change the pattern or materials later, as you can easily remove the earring backs and alter your piece before making the finishing touches.
Happy Tuesday! –Gabby