Hi, I am new at jewelry-making. Do I have to use a beading needle with the Accu-Flex® wire? Will it speed up the process? Thanks!
Accu-Flex® beading wire is flexible enough to drape beautifully and stiff enough that a needle is not necessary when stringing beads. Adding a Wide-Eye Needle™ to the end of the beading wire may help expedite the stringing process; this will also help when stringing large hollow beads. Just be aware that the wire will be doubled when threaded through the needle, needing more room in the hole of the bead.
Use a Bead Stopper™ to prevent the beads from sliding off the opposite end of your strand of Accu-Flex beading wire while stringing. For finishing, use crimping pliers and crimp beads to hold the beads securely on the wire.
- Molly Schaller, Jewelry-Making Expert