Color: Greasy Pale Jade
Quantity: 2 grams
These old Venetian glass micro beads were manufactured between the late 1800’s and the early 1900’s. They’re a tiny size 20/0 seed bead, which allows for incredible detail & resolution. Because they were manufactured so long ago, they show greater size variance than contemporary beads. The color is a translucent (AKA “Greasy”) jade green.
These beads are very, very small — like the size of a grain of sand. I recommend them for experienced beadworkers, extremely patient people, or those who enjoy a good challenge. When strung, there are about 36-40 beads per inch. These beads come on a hank, with four strands measuring approximately 12″ each (or 6″ when strung). The hank weighs approximately 2 grams.
One of these photos shows several 3 gram bags of beads next to a dime and a ruler. As you can see, these are small bags (the ones shown are 1.5″ x 1.5″) but because the beads are so tiny, even a small bag holds quite a lot of beads. The photo shows several colors, but this listing is for one bag of the greasy jade color only. These pictures have been magnified to give a good sense of color and shape. And of course, coins are not included in your purchase – they’re simply shown to give a sense of scale.