What needle do you use for seed beads?

What is a seed bead needle?

(Magnifying glasses sold separately.) An essential tool for off-loom bead-weaving and embroidery projects, beading needles are designed with a smaller eye and finer shaft than regular sewing needles. There are a variety of designs and sizes to choose from, so make sure you pick the right one.

What size cord do I need for seed beads?

0.25mm (0.10”) wire is extremely thin and good for stringing or weaving with seed beads, freshwater pearls and small semi-precious stones. 0.30mm (0.012”) and 0.33mm (0.013”) wire is very thin and good for crystals, seed beads and beads with smaller holes.

What can I use instead of a beading needle?

Braces make it very hard to floss, so my sister-in-law recommended a thing called floss-threaders. They’re basically thin plastic needles to help you thread the floss in between the brace wires. As soon as I saw them I thought “these would be great for beading!” and they are.

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