Size 18/0 Antique Micro Seed Beads Sandy White Opal


Antique size  18/0 micro seed beads in sandy white opal

5 in stock


You’ll receive 5 grams of itty bitsy antique Venetian micro seed beads in tiny size 18/0. The color is a frosty white –  almost opaque, with a slight opal effect. This color has a small amount of sand and beige  mixed in.


✭ Material = glass
✭ Bead size = 18/0
✭ Quantity = 5 grams

These old Italian glass micro beads were manufactured some time 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. Many of the beautifully detailed antique beaded purses were created using these beads, which makes them highly sought after for purse restoration. Because they were manufactured so long ago, they show much greater variance in size and shape than contemporary beads.

Again, 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 32-38 beads per inch. These beads will come loose (not strung) in a bag; the bag weighs 5 grams.

The photos 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