Size 18/0 Antique Micro Seed Beads Metallic Bronze


Antique size 16/0 or 18/0 micro seed beads in metallic bronze

5 in stock


Here are 3 grams of antique and collectible Venetian glass microbeads in a size 16/0 or 18/0. The color is a dark metallic bronze. You don’t often see these tiny old beads in metallic hues, so these little beauties are especially rare. These beads do not react to a magnet, so please do not confuse them with old steel cut beads. These are glass beads with a metallic finish.

Color: Metallic Bronze
Size: 18/0
Quantity: 5 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 average diameter is about 1.3 mm.

The bag weighs 5 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.


Additional information

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