Finding the needle you want is simple with this color-coded system. The eye is color coated red so you can tell instantly that it is size #12. These stiff needles are very long and fine, making them perfect for passing through rows of beads. The eye of the needle is the same width as the rest of the needle. This needle is great for loom weaving and stitching such as peyote, brick, herringbone and netting.