Antique Glass Nailhead Beads – OPQ Red 4mm Round


Antique glass nailhead beads in opaque red

4 in stock


These antique Bohemian glass nailhead beads are a beautiful opaque red with a slightly orange undertone. These beads have faceted tops and flat backs, with a single hole.  They measure about 4 mm each.

At this time, I have two very similar shades of  opaque reddish orange nailhead beads available. Of the two, this color is slightly smaller and darker.


✭ Material = glass
✭ Size = 4 mm
✭ Quantity = 24 beads

These beads were produced between the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. They were used predominantly by the garment industry, as their flat backs make them excellent for embellishing clothing and other fabrics. They were also used as jewelry components, strung with thread or wire.

Some of the photos show large quantities, since this is a great way to convey color and cut. This listing is for ONE lot of 24 of these uncommon old beads. They are ideal for jewelry design, bead embroidery, crazy quilting, scrapbooking, mixed media art and anything else your creative heart desires 🙂

Additional information

Weight .10 oz
Dimensions 1 × 1 × .15 in