Which needles/


#1

I bought some 43g. German regular needles and broke all of them within a 2 hour rooting session. I have never had that problem before. I wanted the utra needles but BB is still out. Am I doing something wrong? Where can I get some good strong needles. I don’t like the forked needles. Can’t get the hang of them.
Robin


#2

You and me both! I’m having a hard time finding needles that I like. Just as I think I have the hang of the forked, then they just suddenly stop working and they either break or just leave holes. I’m sure it is me, not the needles but I get so frustrated. So I’m not much help. Good luck and maybe if you figure something out you can let me know!


#3

I just tried the crown needles yesterday and I love them. No empty holes and they are very strong.


#4

Where did you get your crown needles?


#5

here is a link. I also ordered some of the star, so when they come in I will post how I like them.

http://cgi.ebay.com/10-x-40-CROWN-MICRO … 0380771146


#6

Hi, in a Reborn class I took this past Summer, we started out using the German needle, which I know is many reborner’s choice of needles. However, I quickly broke mutiple needles as well and switched to the crown needle and finished rooting my baby with the same needle! I have a couple of kits to work on this Winter and I plan to use the 40ga crown needles to root.

You can also get the crown needles, (40ga), at:

http://hunnybunsrebornsupply.com/inc/sdetail/4710

Stephanie will not over charge you for shipping either…she sells 6 needles for $2.99 and 12 for $5.75.

Good luck!


#7

38g will leave very pluggy holes. yuck!!! I used them when I first started with my reborn kit. I have learned better now. You would think they would give you better needles to start with

I use the 42g from honeybuns all the time. I break very few needles. The only head I broke alot of them (several) was on the Ariella head. I had to make sure I had a very very warm rice sock with her.

I never used a rice sock in the soft kit’s but now I do, I find rooting is so much eaiser and faster.


#8

I use the 40g 6 barb needles (my favorite) for doll kits and the 38g crown needles (strong and don’t break easily) for thicker vinyl such as berenguer dolls.
I buy them from hunny buns
http://www.hunnybunsrebornsupply.com/ro … pplies?b=1


#9

Thanks Ladies,
I just ordered some crown needles from honeybuns also.
Robin


#10

Hi again, I was wondering about the rice sock. what do you heat it in and how long do you heat it?
Robin


#11

Hi Robin, as for the rice sock, I put rice in a knee hi nylon, tied the top. Put it in the microwave with a cup of water to add moisture and heat until…well HOT! Don’t burn yourself!

Edited to Add:

My rice sock wasn’t very big and I read recently, if you put the rice sock in the doll head and then stuff it with polyfill, it will help to keep the rice sock in place.


#12

I hope this dosen’t sound stupid but do you put the rice sock in the microwave IN the water?
Robin


#13

No question is stupid here. No, you just put the water in seperate from the rice sock.

Hugs,
Brenda


#14

Don’t forget to put the water in with the rice sock! I did & burned the rice, what a stink!!
I just ordered the crown needles from Honey Buns, thanks for the info, they seem to have the best price & reasonable shipping.

Luv…Marlene


#15

Thanks.
Should have heated the head in the first place.
Robin