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 Needle Size Chart 

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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