Size 11/0 Vintage Italian Seed Beads OPQ Purple, Blue & Burgundy Stripes


Vintage Italian 11/0 beads in opaque purple and burgundy stripes

6 in stock


Size 11/0 hand made vintage Italian striped glass seed beads. This is an especially rare and wonderful color! At first glance, it looks like a muddy purple, or even a matte brown. When you look closely, you can see that these beads have tiny stripes of burgundy and blue.

Some appear to have a brick red core, while others have a blue core. This color was difficult to photograph – again, from a distance it looks like a dark purple or brown. Some of the photos show these beads in full sun, while others show them in diffused light. Hopefully this helps to convey the color clearly.

Color: Opaque Purple, Blue & Burgundy Stripes
Size: 11/0 or 12/0
Quantity: 10 grams

These old Murano glass seed beads were manufactured between the late 1800’s and the 1920’s by the Societa Veneziana Conterie . This was a consortium of 16 independent Venetian bead makers that joined together from 1898-1992. Because these are hand crafted beads, made very long ago, they show greater variance in size and shape than contemporary beads.

They’re a size 11/0 or 12/0 seed bead. The average diameter is about 2.17 mm, and they fit easily on a 22 gauge wire. When strung, there are about 19-22 beads per inch. You will receive 10 grams of beads.

These pictures have been magnified to give a good sense of color and shape. While I’ve tried very hard to describe and capture the colors accurately, you should keep in mind that there are color variances from one computer monitor to the next. Please pay attention to the written color description as well as the photos.

Additional information

Weight .3 oz
Dimensions 2 × 1 × 1 in