I used to do it that way, but now I've been glueing the bow right on the clip with a combination of e6000 and hot glue. The bow is not coming off!
I got a bad batch of alligators, and my customers were coming back to me with their broken clips. Anyway, now I'm leary of overusing the pinch spring! For awhile there, I didn't want to use alligators at all!! But, I'm slowly regaining my trust in them.
Who knows. I might just go back to wrapping the centers around the alligator! LOL