John James Beading
John James needles are high quality and one of the most popular beading needle options. Standard beading needles are very fine and long. The eye of the needle is the same width as the rest of the needle. Choosing the correct beading needle is not an exact science, and different beaders will opt for different sizes and lengths of beading needles. Smaller beads such as seed beads require a slender beading needle with a narrow eye. Beading needle sizes 10 (thickest) through 15 (thinnest) work best. Sizes 10 through 12 work great for most standard seed bead projects, while size 15 works great for tiny seed beads. If your project requires multiple passes through a bead, you will want to choose a thinner needle. Short sharp beading needles are best for embroidery projects and longer needles are great for loom work.