Antique Micro Seed Bead Soup! Multicolor mixed Lot of Microbeads size 15/0 – 18/0


Mixed color lot of vintage Italian glass micro seed beads.


This is a lot of antique micro seed beads in mixed colors and sizes. The sizes range from about 15/0 down to 18/0, and the colors are a random mix of mostly yellows with some maroon, pink, white, red, purple, blue, and green mixed in.

This a great mix for doll makers, earring makers, and anyone who does small projects. You’ll have some sorting to do, but you’ll get a nice collection of colors and sizes for a great price!


✭ Material = glass
✭ Size Range = 15/0 to 18/0
✭ Diameter = ranges from about 1.13 mm to 1.30 mm
✭ Quantity = choose 10 grams or 1 oz

These old Italian glass micro beads were manufactured between the late 1800’s and the early 1900’s. Tiny seed beads like these allow for incredible detail & resolution. Because they were handmade over 100 years ago, they’ll show greater variance in size and shape than contemporary beads.

They are very, VERY small beads – 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 30-34 beads per inch. You can choose between a 10 gram bag or a 1 ounce bag. A 10 gram bag has approximately 4400 beads, a 1 ounce bag has roughly 12,300 beads.

These pictures have been magnified to give a good sense of color and shape. Rulers and coins are included in the images for a sense of scale. Please review the photos and description to understand the bead size and the quantity that you’ll receive.

Additional information

Weight N/A
Dimensions 2 × 1 × .25 in
Bag Size

10 Gram Bag, 1 Ounce Bag (28 Grams)