This long beading needle is an ultra fine English steel needle. It has a long very slender eye with a thin shaft ending in a sharp point. Ideal for attaching very small beads. The shaft is flexible making it easy to bead in tight areas. Want a similar needle but with a stronger shank? Choose a Milliner/Straw needle. Want a variety pack? See Karis Silk Ribbon Needle Collection, Smocking Needle Collection & Bullion Needle Collection.