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Needle - Curved Needle - for Spin That Bead (3)

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3 J-shaped needles. This is the large, hooked needle for the spinning bead tool. Use this to load even more beads faster onto thread. Hold the needle, hook down, and horizontal, in the beads and spin the bowl with the other hand, spinning so the beads flow towards the point. They will snag on the...
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3 J-shaped needles. This is the large, hooked needle for the spinning bead tool. Use this to load even more beads faster onto thread. Hold the needle, hook down, and horizontal, in the beads and spin the bowl with the other hand, spinning so the beads flow towards the point. They will snag on the needle and start to push up the needle. Note, it is a biggish needle, with an eye you can even see, but the downside is that some of the beads will not fit. If the beads stop climbing up the needle, check to see if a small one has jammed. Sometimes, the bead jams at the eye. Instead of unthreading beads to take that one off - use a pair of pliers to carefully crush that one bead. Stick the end of the needle into an eraser when you aren't using it! Beats hooking yourself like a big fish.

180mm By the pack of 3.

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Needle - Curved Needle - for Spin That Bead (3)


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!