I'm sure with more use it will get easier for me to use. I needed to place size 1 and 3 beads on a cake. In the beginnng I had a hard time picking the beads up, after the tip flattened some it was easier. I had better luck picking up the smaller beads (which are usually the hardest). Hopefully with some practice I'll get better. All in all a good product, really made placing those small beads a much easier job.