One of the most important suggestions I cannot stress enough is using very good quality tools, including beading needles.
I make the mistake of buying beading needles made in China. Of the five in the pack I bought, three broke within a couple of weeks. One of them broke off in my finger (you can read about that debacle here in my blog, “Safety First“).
I have some wide eyed beading needles from India. Fair to good, I would say, but they bend, curve, and twist like crazy. These aren’t worth it, unless you’re using them for one project only.
The best beading needles, by far, are ones made in Japan. I find them sturdy and available in all sizes and lengths to help you create your professional beadwork.
The slightly extra cost is worth it. You would actually be spending more in the long run if you kept on buy Chinese made needles, for sure.
Susan Marie Molloy
Designer and Owner of Miss Poppy’s Boutique