Fusion Beads carries unusual size 12 cut Japanese seed beads manufactured by Toho. They sparkle with a tiny facet that catches light. A size 10 beading needle and size D beading thread can be used with these beads for most bead weaving stitches and for bead embroidery. For off-loom stitches that require multiple passes of thread, such as right-angle weave, a size 12 needle may be necessary. These seed beads will fit onto 22 gauge wire or .019" beading wire.