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Needle - 2.125in Big Eye Needle (Pack)

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Large eye! Small enough to string seedbeads, but with an eye that you can thread easily. The secret is, that it is actually two very fine wires, welded together at each end. Separate the wires in the middle, insert your thread, elastic, cord or just about anything, and away you go! A blessing for...
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Large eye! Small enough to string seedbeads, but with an eye that you can thread easily. The secret is, that it is actually two very fine wires, welded together at each end. Separate the wires in the middle, insert your thread, elastic, cord or just about anything, and away you go! A blessing for those with aging eyes or caffeinated fingers.

They don't last forever, but they will speed your basic stringing so much you will never want to be without them again. These shorter ones - 53 mm - are better for loomwork because of being shorter. 4 to a pack.

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Needle - 2.125in Big Eye Needle (Pack)


You need needles! They are not glamorous - but you need them! And not just the needles you have from sewing projects - sorry! The eye needs to be much finer and thinner in order to get through the holes of the beads.

Of course - that means that threading can be a bit tricky. Magnification helps. Wetting the tip, like you do for sewing, doesn't. Use a thread conditioner (or a lip balm), or trim the end carefully to elmination frayed ends. You might need to find a small child with better eyesight and steady hands. Bribe them with cookies, or better yet, beads.

And we do have a variety of large eye needles to also help you out with that. I like the Twisted Wire needles a lot, as they collapse and crush down with the first pass through a bead, which also helps to hang onto the thread so the needle doesn't unthread itself.

We also have needles for the Softflex(tm) and similar beading wire/cable. This is actually a hollow tube that you slide onto the end of the wire. These do work and we like them a lot!