Friday, January 8, 2016

Curved Beading Needles?

I just discovered that Needlepoint Tool Time carries something I'd never heard of--curved beading needles from John James.  I can't tell from the photo if the points are blunt or sharp, but if you like scooping beads onto a needle (particularly if you are adding a string of beads to your canvas), you'll want to ask Needlepoint Tool Time for further information about these.  They appear to be size 10, which should go through a size 11 bead well.  They may not work with size 14-15 beads.  Bead sizes aren't standard and some brands have larger holes than others.
http://www.needlepointtooltime.com/product/JJ31

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6 comments:

  1. I love curved beading needles. They are nice in certain spots...

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    1. Bet they are! I have some curved needles meant for doll making. I may try the smallest one on beads the next time I have a bunch to add to a canvas....

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  2. I recently started using a curved beading needle to bead the binding-stitched edges of a finished bracelet cuff. Took a bit of acclimation, but is much easier than using the traditional straight needle.

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    1. Good to know, Stephanie. I will try this as I use binding stitch for glasses cases and the like.

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  3. I guess I need to practice more. I've always had the trouble with the curved needle spinning between my fingers and therefore the point is rarely positioned correctly for the next stitch. Thats my two cents worth when I was trying to bind off a coaster and cuff.

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    1. They take some getting used to. I sometimes use a finger cot to help hold onto them. Curved needles seem more slippery somehow.

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