In my latest product review I take a close look at Tulip brand beading needles, which are made in Japan. Prior to the review, I'd received lots of feedback about these needles, nearly all of which was very positive, like this comment by our former guide, Jennifer:
I bought a package of 20 Tulip beading needles last May, and wouldn't you know, I'm STILL using them! All of them! One of them bent a bit when I was using it to make a cubic right-angle weave bracelet with metal 2mm copper rounds. But the others are still pretty much just as straight as they were right out of the package and I haven't snapped or broken a single one!
Very occasionally I've encountered a less gleaming assessment, like this one from Carol who is disappointed in a smaller size of Tulips:
Just to clarify, so that other readers are not misled.... Size 13 Tulip brand needles do NOT hold up. This size is THE most expensive of all the Tulip needles. I broke quite a few...some even broke at the needle's eye! I will no longer purchase them. I'll continue using the less expensive John James needles when I need a size 13.
I personally don't use size 13 beading needles very often, and so I haven't had the chance to try the Tulip brand just yet. As you'll see in my new review, I tested the size 10 "long" needles, and my experience with those was different.
Have you tried the size 13 Tulips? What about the other sizes and styles?
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