Size 14/0 Antique Seed Beads OPQ Dark Purple Heather


Antique and tiny size 14/0  seed beads in opaque purple heather

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These tiny size 14/0 Italian glass seed beads will add beautiful detail to your beaded designs! The color is an opaque dark purple heather, and you’ll receive 5 grams of these itty bitty beads.


✭ Material = glass
✭ Size = 14/0
✭ Quantity = 5 grams (loose)

These old European glass seed beads were manufactured between the late 1800’s and the early 1900’s. They’re a tiny size 14/0 seed bead, which allows for fine 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 22-26 beads per inch. The diameter ranges from about 1.45 – 1.55.

This listing is for 5 grams of the opaque dark purple heather color shown alone in the first 3 photos. The fourth photo (with the triangle trays) shows this next to a very similar color that I carry, “size 15/0 opaque purple lilac”. The two are just a faint shade apart, with this color (shown in the bottom triangle) being the darker and larger of the two.

These pictures are magnified to give a good sense of color and shape. A ruler and coin are shown to give a sense of scale, and the pictures also include a size chart.

Additional information

Weight .15 oz
Dimensions 1 × 1 × .25 in