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How To Use a Wide Eye Needle™

by Tom Triplett, Content Development Manager, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®
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Wide Eye Needles™ come in lengths ranging from 1-1/2 inches to 5 inches long, and are very thin allowing them to pass several times through most beads. The shorter needles work well on weaving projects where the longer needles work well for picking up several beads at a time.

STEP 1
Cut a length of stringing material suitable for the length of your project.
STEP 2
Hold the needle between the thumb and forefinger of your dominant hand. Press your thumbnail into the center of the needle to separate the two halves.
STEP 3
Spread the opening of the needle by pulling the two halves apart just far enough to pass the stringing material between them.
STEP 4
Hold the open needle with your thumb and forefinger, and pass your stringing material through the eye of the needle.
STEP 5
Release one side of the needle so that the center of the needle snaps back into it's original shape.
STEP 6
Pull the thread down to one of the ends (it doesn't matter which end).
STEP 7
You can now begin your project.

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