Size 9/0 Vintage Italian Seed Beads OPQ Medium Cornflower Blue


Vintage Italian 9/0 beads in opaque medium cornflower blue


These antique Italian glass seed beads have a beautiful opaque medium cornflower blue color. This color reminds me of faded denim.

Color: opaque medium cornflower blue
Size: 9/0
Quantity: 10 grams or 1 ounce

These old Murano glass seed beads were manufactured between the late 1800’s and the 1920’s by the Societa Veneziana Conterie . This was a consortium of 16 independent Venetian bead makers that joined together from 1898-1992. Because these are hand crafted beads, made very long ago, they show greater variance in size and shape than contemporary beads.

The color is opaque medium cornflower blue. It is the lighter of the two blue shades shown in the photo with a rainbow of colors.

They are a size 9/0, which is a larger seed bead. When strung, there are about 14-16 beads per inch. These beads have more variance in size than most of my other 9/0’s, so the diameter ranges from about 2.55 – 2.90 mm.

You can choose a 10 gram bag or 1 ounce bag. The last photo shows a 1 ounce bag of beads next to a 10 gram bag of beads for comparison.

These pictures have been magnified to give a good sense of color and shape. See the photos with coins and ruler for scale. While I’ve tried very hard to describe and capture the colors accurately, you should keep in mind that there are color variances from one computer monitor to the next. Please pay attention to the written color description as well as the photos.

Additional information

Weight .3 oz
Dimensions 2 × 1 × 1 in

10 gram bag, 1 ounce bag (28 grams)