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How To Add Beads To A Project With A Homemade Beading Needle

You can buy beading needles at any craft store, but I like my own homemade version the best. I strip the paper off a twist tie, then I bend it just off center, so one side is a smidge longer than the other, to make it easy to slip on to a loop. It should look like a skinny V. Slip a knit, or purl loop, into the ā€œVā€ and press the top ends together to slide a bead down the needle and onto a loop. Now you can add all kinds of sparkle to your projects, with something that at my house accumulates in the junk drawer until I have so many I deem them worthless, and throw them away. Continue reading

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