Size 16/0 Antique Micro Seed Beads in Brown Iris


Antique size 16/0  micro seed beads in brown iris

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You’ll receive 5 grams of antique and tiny size 16/0 – 18/0 seed beads. These are Venetian glass beads in a dark brown iris color that almost appears metallic. 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 – 18/0
✭ 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 28-32 beads per inch. The average diameter is about 1.3 mm. The bag weighs 5 grams.

In the group photo, this is the color in the lower right.

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