>Beading Day Off

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The other day, Jewels posted a photo of her bent beading needle, so I figured I should show you mine. It’s a John James extra long size 12 beading needle. It measures 3″ long, to be exact. My needle is not bent nearly as much as Jewels’ is – but it does have a rather nice curve to it.

Bent beading needle size 15 12 bead embroidery seed beads lone beader beaded

The reason my needle is so curved is because I have to push it through at least 10 layers of felt, then I have to pull it out the other side! I guess now I know I don’t need to buy a curved embroidery needle – I can simply make my own!😮

Bent beading needle size 15 12 bead embroidery seed beads lone beader beadedSemi-beaded Back to the Future DeLorean time machine.
Bead embroidery on felt. Click to enlarge.
And, as you can see, I’ve been putting a lot of miles on that needle lately! Miles of Nymo thread!

Bent beading needle size 15 12 bead embroidery seed beads stitches beader beaded

Beading is hard work, but since today is Labor Day, I think I’ll take the day off!😀

8 thoughts on “>Beading Day Off

  1. >Thanks for stopping by my blog. I always follow your blog and look forward to your posts. You deserve a day off LB!!! :)beadbytesI totally abandoned making this one bracelet project because I kept on breaking needles making it. lol.

  2. >I love the effects of the lights! Super! Isn’t it odd how we get attached to a needle while doing a project. I always think if I can just do it all with this one needle…yeah, and then what!

  3. >Out of curiosity, do you use a thimble to protect your fingers? Your hands must get fatigued. I know mine do with clay, but it’s not nearly as detailed as your beading.

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