Color: Metallic Bronze Mix *
Size: 16/0 or 18/0
Quantity: 3 grams (loose)
These old European glass micro beads were manufactured 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. Because they were manufactured so long ago, they show greater size variance than contemporary beads.
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 32-35 beads per inch. The bag weighs 3 grams.
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.
* There appear to be two or three shades mixed together here – a darker bronze or brown iris, a medium bronze, and a brighter metallic bronze. The shades blend nicely, but if you look closely you can see the variance. You don’t often see these tiny old beads in metallic hues, so these little beauties are especially rare.