I love to use all sorts of bead while doing crafts. I have a huge box of all different kinds of beads that I have collected over the years. Sometimes I also repurpose beads that come on gift bags or necklaces and like the color combinations and want to keep them together. How do you do that without having the beads all slide off the beading wire? Use a plastic earring back and it works wonderfully! It just slides right down the wire to hold the beads in place. This also works well when you are in the middle of a project and need to stop for some reason. Just a simple tip that has saved me tons of headaches!