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use beads together whose hole sizes match if possible
always use the fattest thickness of thread or bunched threads that will fit through the smallest holed beads in the design- never use something skinny through large holes because both threads and beads damage each other (and nylon coated steel cable quicker than anything else)
coloured thread especially knotted adds a colour element to a necklace and makes it feel good to handle- no abrasion
avoid any glue specially liquid superglue as it is guaranteed to wreck bead holes wherever it flows into.
wire needles you make yourself -yes, easily replaceable even in the middle of a job
steel needles- no! any mistakes you have to cut the thread and start again
(the fuller instructions have been published years ago in my first 3 books).