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Seed Bead Sizes

The size of seed beads is loosely based on the length of the original rod of glass that the beads are cut from. For example, a size 11 seed bead originated from a rod that was cut 11 times for ever...
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When you find yourself putting too much force on your needle, grab your needle-nose pliers! Hold the needle with the pliers about 1/2" from the tip. Put the needle through the bead or material backing and gently push it through with the pliers until the tip appears at the other end. Grasp the tip with the pliers and pull it through.