The Speedle Needle, quick and efficient way to string beads in a minimal amount of time. These needles are ideal when you need to thread multiple beads. These twisted wire needles measure 3 inches (76mm) long and feature a collapsible eye and a barbed end. They come in a pack of 2 needles. Made in Japan, the Speedle Needles are a great tool for threading 15/0 - 11/0 seed beads onto thread especially if they're in a narrow tube. To load beads onto your thread, knot one end of the thread and pass the other through the collapsible eye of the needle, then push the barbed end in and out of the container of beads repeatedly, pausing occasionally to push the beads over the eye and down onto your thread. This needle has a large round eye at the end, making it very easy to thread. Once the first set of beads have been threaded over the eye, it will collapse and hold onto the thread quite nicely. Because of this, twisted wire needles are great for threading larger materials like ribbon, silk and yarn. However, it is suggested that you keep the length of your stringing material a bit longer at the end, as it is difficult to re-thread after the eye has collapsed. The Speedle Needle is perfect for jewelry designs who want to quickly and efficiently string seed beads. Use with nylon, silk and Kevlar threads, monofilaments or elastic cords. This essential supply is perfect for beginner or expert jewelry makers alike because of their versatility and ease of use. For this tool to be effective, there is a functional sharp edge. Please use with caution. Not recommended for children under 15 years old.