Antique Micro Seed Beads OPQ Cheyenne Pink

$5.00

Antique size 16 micro seed beads in opaque Cheyenne pink

6 in stock

Description

Color: Opaque Cheyenne Pink *
Size: 16/0
Quantity: 3 grams

These old European glass micro beads were manufactured between the late 1800’s and the early 1900’s. They’re a tiny size 16/0 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 28-30 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.

* Cheyenne pink is an especially beautiful and collectible dusty rose. It’s an “old time” color that was favored by many North American native tribes. The color required real gold to make, and was dearly prized. As such, these beautiful and rare old beads are particularly well suited to restoration and repair work. These have a bit of salmon pink mixed in, which is nice for shading 🙂

Additional information

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