Applique Needles by Piecemakers are small fine needles that are perfect for needle turn applique. These needles are very flexible and resilient, making breakage more difficult. Size 12 is the smallest needle.
This needle is also perfect for beading. It is short enough to pick up the bead and thin enough for the smallest beads. In addition, the thin shaft allows you to travel easily between layers when beading on fabric.
You can find the best needle for hand stitching bindings here