All about Beadalon Needles

In this week's episode of Facebook Live, Wyatt White explained everything you need to know about Beadalon Needles! No matter what stringing you want to do, Beadalon has the needle for you! You can find out all of the details - measurements, diameters and particulars on the each of the needle's web pages. Here are the top things you need to know about each of them:

Collapsible Eye Needle - Since the eye of the needle is large, it's easy to thread large stringing material through. The eye will collapse through the bead as you pull it through, then spring back open.


Twisted Needle - The eye on this needle is open for easy threading, but it will close down permanently over your stringing material when you pull it through the first bead. This is a one use needle, but easy to thread, and easy to use with larger stringing material.


Jewel Loom Needle - Julianna Avelar's needle of choice for working with the Jewel Loom. It's 8cm long, which makes it easy to pull back through your beads as you are looming.
Sbeady Needles - allows you to use a needle with Beadalon Bead Stringing Wires. The needle is shaped like a tube. To use, push your wire into the hollow portion of the back side of the tube. This allows you to use Beadalon Bead Stringing Wire more easily through large, hollow beads. It also helps with picking up smaller beads with bead stringing wire.


Size 10 and Size 12 Beading Needles - come with at threader for easy threading. These rigid beading needles are great to use for off loom seed bead work.


WildFire Beading Needle  are a tiny size 13 needle. The thinnest hard needle that Beadalon offers, they are great for fine seed bead weaving where you have to go back through your beads several times.
Big Eye Needle - great for when you struggle to see the eye of the needle. It opens practically the whole length of the needle which makes it easy to thread. You can also use it to thread through beads from both sides.


Curved Big Eye Needle - comes with the Spin n Bead and Spin n Bead Jr. The curve in the needle allows you to dip it into the spinning beads to pick them up.


Rigid Curved Needle - great for small stringing material when you are using the Spin n Bead and Spin n Bead Jr.
Elastic Cord Beading Needle - not your typical needle! String your beads onto the needle, hook the stringing material onto the needle, then pull the beads off of the needle and onto the stringing material.
That's a LOT of needles! And it's great to have choices when you are working on different techniques. If one needle doesn't work the way I'd like for a project, I'll try a different one until I find one that works. Do you have a "go-to" needle that's your favorite? Let us know in the comments, and be sure to set your notifications so that you'll never miss a Facebook Live!

Happy Beading!
Meredith

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