I had always used long needles to do my bead embroidery. What a revelation to try these short needles. The control is so much better and they don't bend. So when I string I will use long needles and when I do bead embroidery, I will from now on only use short needles.
#10 Short Beading Needles 20-Pack
These are just the best needles for bead work, they go through small beads really well and are easy to thread too which I was really surprised about.
Beadsmith Needles from England
I love these Beadsmith Needles from England. Not only am I able to thread the needles easily . . . they are excellent quality and price, too.