Antique Micro Seed Beads OPQ White


Antique size 20/0 seed beads in opaque white.

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Color: Opaque White
Size: 20/0
Quantity: 2 grams

These old Venetian glass micro beads were manufactured between the late 1800’s and the early 1900’s. They’re a tiny size 20/0 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 an opaque white.

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 36-40 beads per inch. These beads come strung on a hank that has three strands of beads measuring 11″ each (or 5.5″ when looped closed). These hanks average about 2 grams in weight.

One of these photos shows several 3 gram bags of  beads next to a dime and a ruler. As you can see, these are small bags (the ones shown are 1.5″ x 1.5″) but because the beads are so tiny, even a small bag holds quite a lot of beads. The photo shows several colors, but this listing is for one bag of the white color only. 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 .25 oz
Dimensions 1 × 1 × .25 in