Here's a thread that should help answer your question Tami
If you check in the library under eyes, there are a few topics there that have a lot of information in them. Funny enough I was just looking through these threads earlier this evening as I wanted to refresh my brain on painting eyes as well.
Patty, did you wiggle the wire even the tiniest bit? That can break the bond between the glass & wire. And of course, it never shows up until you're pulling it into place in the eye socket......
I haven't looked this up yet, but do the #500 Pre-crimped come in clear or just the all-black? I love those.
Yes, the 500 pre-crimped are my favorite eyes too. I don't know if they come in clear. I'll check it out.
I probably wiggled the wire too much. Next time I'm going to push the eyes into a block of modeling clay (the kind that doesn't dry) front side in so I have access to the back without having to touch the eye while painting. But the wire seemed brittle, I was thinking maybe from the clear nail polish? I'll try not to get any on the wire next time.