Color: Opaque White with Orange Stripes
Size: 15/0 or 16/0
Quantity: 5 grams
These old Italian glass micro beads were manufactured between the late 1800’s and the early 1900’s. They’re a tiny size 14/0 or 15/0 seed bead, which allows for incredible detail & resolution. Because they were manufactured so long ago, they show greater size variance than contemporary beads. The color is white with reddish orange stripes.
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 24-26 beads per inch. The average diameter is approximately 1.4 mm.
The last few photos show a 5 gram bag of these beads next to a dime. As you can see, its a small bag (this one is 1.5″ x 1.5″) but because the beads are so tiny, even a small bag holds quite a lot of beads.