Size 16/0 Antique Micro Seed Beads – OPQ Scarlet Red


Antique size 16/0  micro seed beads in opaque scarlet red

10 in stock


You’ll receive 5 grams of antique and tiny size 16/0 seed beads. These are Venetian glass beads in an opaque scarlet red. Their uncommonly small size allows for very fine detail, making them especially well suited for doll arts and miniature work.


✭ Material = glass
✭ Size = 16/0
✭ Quantity = 5 grams (loose)

These old Italian glass seed beads were manufactured between the late 1800’s and the early 1900’s. They’re a tiny size 16/0 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. I recommend them for experienced beadworkers, extremely patient people, or those who enjoy a good challenge. When strung, there are about 26-30 beads per inch. The diameter averages approximately 1.38 mm.

This listing is for a 5 gram bag of the color shown alone in the first several photos. The photos are magnified to give a good sense of color and shape. They’re shown with a coin and ruler for scale.

Additional information

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