What are twisted beading needles?:
Twisted beading needles are made up of a single piece of stainless steel wire that has been twisted around itself to form a needle with a large round eye at one end.
What are twisted beading needles made out of?:
Twisted beading needles are made out of a single piece of lightweight stainless steel.
What are twisted beading needles used for?:
Twisted beading needles can be used for off-loom beadweaving and stringing small gemstones and pearls. They are not recommended for bead embroidery, as they do not have the sharp points that English beading needles have. They have relatively large eyes that make them good for use with silk cord, but the eyes do not collapse completely, making it difficult to get them through smaller seed beads like a size 15 or smaller.
What sizes do they come in?:
Twisted beading needles come in several different thicknesses and lengths. The lightest thickness of twisted beading needles are best for use with small 2mm or 3mm beads. The heaviest needles are best for use with big hole beads.
Where can I buy twisted beading needles and how much do they cost?:
Many online beading supply companies offer twisted beading needles, and they can be found at some local bead shops. Twisted beading needles cost about $3.00 for a package of 5 needles.