Size 18/0 Antique Czech Micro Seed Beads – Opaque White


Vintage Czech microbeads in tiny size 18/0 opaque white


These antique Czech microbeads are a wonderfully tiny size 18/0. The color is an opaque white. These photos were taken in a variety of lighting conditions, ranging from overcast light to full sun.


✭ Material = glass
✭ Bead size = 18/0
✭ Quantity = use the drop-down menu to choose 5 grams or a full hank

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 32-35 beads per inch. These beads have a diameter of approximately 1.15 mm.

Use the drop-down menu to choose between a 5 gram bag of beads or a full hank. These hanks weigh about 13 grams and have 12 strands; they measure about 12″ long when looped closed.

Photos have been magnified to 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, 13 gram hank