Size 12 Extra Long Beading Needles are used for wide loomprojects that require the extra length to grasp the needle. They are alsocalled pearl-stringing needles. They measure 3 in length.
Sold in packages of 10. Made in China.
Needles are the must-have tool for almost any kind of beadwork. Finding theright needle is vitally important, since the right or wrong needle can make orbreak a project. There are a few key things to consider when shopping forneedles: size, length, purpose, and preference.
Size: Needlesshould be the same size or smaller than the beads you are using. So, if you arebeading with 12/0 beads, use a Size 12 or Size 13 needle.
Length: Sharpsare short, measuring about 1 1/8 in length (remember: sharp-short, sh-sh).Beading needles are longer, measuring about 2. Beading needles are thinner andmore likely to bend. Some beaders love this; some hate it.
Purpose: Werecommend beading needles for peyote, loomwork, and beading ropes, since theadditional length makes it easier to grasp the needle. If youre beading on leather,you want a glovers needles. Sharps are good for applique and flat stitch.
Preference: Of course, it all comesdown to you, the beader, and what youre comfortable with. Do what you know andwhat works for you. We make recommendations based on our experience and fromlistening to our customers.*
*We have witnessed some heated debates on beading needles vs. sharps needles.We may have participated in said heated debate. Perhaps we started it. Werenot telling.