How does a bead threader work?

How do you string beads with a beading needle?

How to use a beading needle

  1. Take your beading needle and carefully thread the cord you’re using through the eye of the needle.
  2. Push the first bead onto the needle, gently pushing it past the eye of the needle.
  3. If you feel a little resistance as you thread the first bead, that’s normal.

Is a size 12 beading needle smaller than a size 10?

Different sizes of beading needles

With beading needles their sizing is gauged from 10-15, where 10 is thicker than 15 – needles with higher numbers are finer. Needle sizes are usually 10, 11, 12 (12 is usually shorter than 10s and stiffer), 13, 15 (both really fine for looping back through beads multiple times).

What size needle do I use for seed beads?

A general rule of thumb: Size 15 seed bead uses size 12 or 13 needle. Size 11 seed bead uses size 12 needle. Size 8 seed bead uses size 8 or 10 needle.

What kind of string do you use for seed beads?

Nymo® nylon beading thread has become the most popular choice for working with seed beads. It’s lightweight and comes in a variety of thicknesses and colors. Be sure to use beeswax or Thread Magic® to coat and prevent it from fraying.

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