Size 14/0 Antique Seed Beads OPQ Turquoise Blue


Antique size 13 or 14 seed beads in opaque turquoise blue

4 in stock


These old Italian glass seed beads were manufactured between the late 1800’s and the early 1900’s. They’re a small size 13/0 or 14/0 seed bead, which allows for wonderfully fine detail & resolution. Because they were manufactured so long ago, they show greater size variance than contemporary beads.

The color is an opaque turquoise blue with a few odd greenish turquoise beads mixed in.


✭ Material = glass
✭ Bead size = 13/0 – 14/0
✭ Quantity = 5 grams

These beads are quite small – not quite as small as some of my vintage micro beads, but still quite fine. I recommend them for experienced beadworkers, extremely patient people, or those who enjoy a good challenge. When strung, there are about 20-24 beads per inch. The average diameter is approximately 1.64 mm

The last photo shows 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. Coins are shown to help convey scale.

Additional information

Weight .15 oz
Dimensions 1 × 1 × .15 in