Size 18/0 Antique Micro Seed Beads TSP Raspberry Red


Antique size 18/0 seed beads in transparent red currant

5 in stock


Antique European glass micro seed beads in itty bitty size 18/0. The color is a gorgeous transparent raspberry red. These tiny, collectible beads are sure to add detail and interest to your creations!


✭ Material = glass
✭ Size = 18/0
✭ Quantity = 5 grams

These old European glass micro beads were manufactured some time between the late 1800’s and the early 1900’s. They’re a tiny size 18/0 seed bead, which allows for incredible detail & resolution. Many of the beautifully detailed antique beaded purses were created using these beads, which makes them highly sought after for purse restoration. Because they were manufactured so long ago, they show much greater variance in size and shape than contemporary beads.

Please note that 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 32-38 beads per inch. These beads will come loose (not strung) in a bag; the bag weighs 5 grams.

These pictures have been magnified to best convey color and shape. A coin and ruler are shown for scale.

Additional information

Weight .25 oz
Dimensions 1 × 1 × .25 in