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Needle Size Chart


Easy-to-follow chart gives suggestions for which needles can be used when working with a range of bead types.

What size needle should I use?
Can I use a Delica Beading Needle? Can I use an Economy Needle? Can I use an English Beading Needle? Can I use a Big Eye Needle? Twisted Beading Needle Size
Austrian crystal beads yes yes yes yes light-medium
Cloisonné yes yes yes yes medium heavy to heavy
Fire polish beads yes yes yes yes light-medium
Gemstone beads yes yes yes yes light-medium
Glass beads yes yes yes yes light-medium to heavy (depending on the size of the hole)
Pearls no no no no light

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