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 Using Twisted Beading Needles 

by Tom Triplett, Content Development Manager, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

The major advantage of a twisted beading needle is the large collapsible eye that makes it extremely easy to thread.

Twisted beading needles come in light, light-medium, medium-heavy and heavy duty. Use light needles for smaller (2-3mm) beads and freshwater pearls, light-medium and medium-heavy needles for 4-8mm beads and heavy needles for beads larger than 8mm and large-holed beads.

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Step 1
Cut a length of stringing material the length needed for your project.
Step 2
Hold the twisted beading needle in one hand and the thread in your other hand. Pass the thread through the eye of the needle.
Step 3
Place the first couple of beads in the design onto the needle.
Step 4
Pull the beads down the needle and onto the thread.

Note: Pulling the beads past the eye of the needle will cause the eye to collapse. You may feel a bit of resistance on the first pass of beads and that is normal. There will be less resistance when stringing on additional beads.
Step 5
Continue to string on the remainder of the beads in the design.

Have a question regarding this project? Email Customer Service.

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children 14 years of age or younger should use these products with adult direction.

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