Needle Size Chart


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

Beadalon®
Size Width/mm Eye Length Item no. Usage / Info.
#10 0.46 0.62 2" H20-7274BS HARD -12 needles + threader
#12 0.4 0.6 2" H20-7275BS HARD -12 needles + threader
Sbeady™ 0.7 1-1/2" H20-7276BS Hollow needle for .25mm or .010" wire
Sbeady™ 0.9 1-1/2" H20-7277BS Hollow needle for .46mm or .018" wire
Jewel Loom® 0.46 0.6 3" H20-7278BS Great for loom work
Colonial Milliners
Size Width/mm Eye Length Item no. Usage / Info.
#10 0.5 0.66 1-1/2" H20-5456BS Meant for professional hatmakers
Economy
Size Width/mm Eye Length Item no. Usage / Info.
#10 0.46 0.6 2-1/4" H20-1033BS
#12 0.37 0.49 2" H20-1034BS Light weight
Extra-Fine
Size Width/mm Eye Length Item no. Usage / Info.
0.4 0.54 42mm, 48mm, 55mm H20-2006BS Assortment + threader - Extra Fine - Good for looming
John James
Size Width/mm Eye Length Item no. Usage / Info.
BEADING NEEDLES
#10 0.45 0.56 2-3/16" H20-1031BS Beading
#13 0.31 0.41 1-15/16" H20-1029BS Beading
#15 0.26 0.36 1-3/4" H20-1030BS Beading
SHARPS
#10 0.52 0.64 1-1/4" H20-1023BS Beading
#11 0.45 0.55 1-1/4" H20-1024BS Beading
#12 0.4 0.45 1-3/16" H20-1027BS Beading
#12 0.38 0.55 3" H20-1026BS Extra long - Beading
ENGLISH
#12 0.36 0.57 2" H20-1028BS English - seed bead and loom work
GLOVERS LEATHER NEEDLES
#1 1.15 1.46 1-7/8" H20-1020BS Triangle tip
#4 0.8 0.97 1-1/2" H20-1021BS
#8 0.62 0.72 1-5/16" H20-1022BS
#10 0.52 0.75 1-1/4" H20-1032BS Triangle tip
Somore
Size Width/mm Eye Length Item no. Usage / Info.
#10 0.43 2-3/16" H20-3880BS Assortment - Carbon Steel - Flexible - Good for looming and embroidery
#12 0.36 2"
#15 0.46 1-5/8"
Steel
Size Width/mm Eye Length Item no. Usage / Info.
0.5 0.64 2-1/4" H20-1017BS pkg 6 + threader - Seed bead projects
0.52 0.62 1-3/4" H20-1016BS Pkg 8 - Seed bead projects
0.52 0.62 3-1/2" H20-1019BS Pkg 4 - Seed bead projects
0.52 0.62 4-3/4" H20-1018BS Pkg 3 - Seed bead projects
Tulip
Size Width/mm Eye Length Item no. Usage / Info.
BEADING NEEDLES
#3 1.2 1.2 2-1/4" H20-7359BS Milliners - Assortment pack
#5 0.9 0.9 2"
#7 0.7 0.7 1-3/4"
#8 0.64 0.64 1-3/4" H20-7360BS Assortment pack
#9 0.62 0.62 1-3/5"
#10 0.6 0.6 1-1/2"
#10 0.47 0.6 2" H20-7361BS Long
#10 0.47 0.6 1-1/2" H20-7362BS Short
#11 0.42 0.52 2" H20-7363BS Seed Beading and embroidery
#12 0.36 0.48 1-4/5" H20-4364BS Seed Beading
LEATHER NEEDLES
0.96 1 1-1/2" H20-7356BS Short
0.96 1 1-3/4" H20-7357BS Medium/Middle
1.25 1.3 2" H20-7358BS Long
Twisted
Size Width/mm Eye Length Item no. Usage / Info.
#6 0.15 2-1/2 to 3" H20-1039BS / H20-1043BS Light
#8 0.29 2-1/2 to 3" H20-1040BS / H20-1044BS Light-Medium
#8 0.19 1.8 2-1/2 to 3" H20-1049BS Light-Extra Rigid
#10 0.22 2-1/2 to 3" H20-1048BS Light-Medium
#10 0.39 2-1/2 to 3" H20-1041BS / H20-1045BS Medium-Heavy
#12 0.27 2-1/2 to 3" H20-1047BS Medium-Heavy Extra Rigid
"J" shape 0.47 0.75 4" H20-3279TL For Speedy Stringer Tool
Wide-Eye
Size Width/mm Eye Length Item no. Usage / Info.
#12 0.5 2-1/4" H20-2615BS Seed bead and Loom work
#14 0.54 4" H20-2616BS Seed bead and Loom work
#16 0.58 1-1/2 to 5" H20-2617BS Seed bead and Loom work
#18 0.13 2-1/4" H20-2618BS Seed bead and Loom work
#22 0.13 2-1/4 and 4" H20-2620BS Seed bead and Loom work
#20 0.13 4" H20-2619BS Seed bead and Loom work

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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