Size 17/0 Antique Czech Micro Seed Beads Opaque Black


Vintage Czech microbeads in tiny size 17/0 black


These antique Czech microbeads are a tiny size 17/0. They’re black and if you look very closely you will notice some minor variation in finish – some of the beads seem to have a slightly muted or matte finish. The effect is visible to the naked eye, but it is more subtle than it appears in these magnified photos.


✭ Material = glass
✭ Bead size = 17/0
✭ Quantity = use the drop-down menu to choose 5 grams or 10 grams

Production of these old Czech glass micro beads ended in the early 1900’s. They’re tiny seed beads that can help to create incredible 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 30-32 beads per inch. These beads have a diameter of approximately 1.27 mm.

The photo with beads in a baggie shows a 5 gram bag of beads. Photos have been magnified to best convey color and shape. A ruler and coin are shown for scale.

Additional information

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

5 gram bag, 10 gram bag