Size 18/0 Antique Micro Seed Beads OPQ Black


Antique size  18/0 micro seed beads in classic black

2 in stock


One hank of tiny and collectible antique micro seed beads in opaque black glass, sure to add wonderful detail to your beadwork designs!


✭ Material = glass
✭ Size = 18/0
✭ Quantity = 1 Hank weighing approx 1 gram

These old European glass micro beads were manufactured between the late 1800’s and the early 1900’s. They’re a tiny size 18/0 seed bead, which allows for incredible detail & resolution. Because they were manufactured so long ago, they show greater size variance than contemporary beads.

These hanks have 2 strands, measuring approximately 9.5″ long (or 4.75″ when looped closed). The hanks average about 1 gram in weight.

When strung, there are about 32 – 38 beads per inch. Again, these beads are very, 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. Please study the photos and description carefully, to gain a clear understanding of the bead size and the quantity that you’ll receive.

These pictures are magnified to give a good sense of color and shape. A coin is shown to give a sense of scale.

Additional information

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