Antique Glass Seed Beads Collection ~ 8 Color Rainbow of Size 9/0 Opaques


Starter collection of vintage glass seed beads

3 in stock


A rainbow collection of size 9/0 antique Italian glass seed beads in eight old time colors. These old Murano glass seed beads were manufactured between the late 1800’s and the 1920’s by the Societa Veneziana Conterie.

You’ll receive a total of 80 grams of beads, comprised of 10 grams of each of the following colors:

* opaque scarlet red
* opaque orange
* opaque maize yellow
* translucent (AKA “greasy”) yellow corn
* opaque pea green
* opaque sea green
* opaque medium cornflower blue
* opaque dark cornflower blue

They are a size 9/0, which is a larger seed bead. Because they were handmade so long ago, they show greater variance in size and shape than contemporary beads. When strung, there are approximately 13-15 beads per inch. The diameters range from about 2.65 mm to 2.85 mm.

These pictures have been magnified to give a good sense of color and shape. Please see the photos with coins for scale, or refer to the detailed measurements in the descriptions. Note that the coins are not included, they’re just there to show the bead size! 🙂

Additional information

Weight 3.25 oz
Dimensions 4 × 2 × .25 in