Size 16/0 Antique Micro Cylinder Seed Beads Translucent Blue White Stripes


Antique size 16/0  micro cylinder beads in translucent white with blue stripes

4 in stock


You’ll receive 2 strands of rare antique size 16/0 cylinder shaped seed beads in a very rare and lovely translucent white with blue stripes. 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 = 2 strands

These old European 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. These hand made antiques show greater variance in size and shape 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 28-32 beads per inch. The diameter averages approximately 1.30 mm.

This listing is for 1 mini hank with 4 strands of beads. It measures about 11″ long when stretched out flat, or 5.5″ when tied in a loop. These hanks are smaller than most that I sell, averaging  about 1.5 grams each.

Photos have been magnified for clarity. Rulers and coins are shown for a sense of scale.

Additional information

Weight .10 oz
Dimensions 1 × 1 × .25 in