Size 9/0 Vintage Italian Seed Beads Opal Yellow Corn


Vintage Italian 9/0 beads in greasy/opal yellow corn

3 in stock


Color: Greasy/Opal Yellow Corn
Size: 9/0
Quantity: 10 grams

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 an opal/slightly greasy or translucent yellow corn. This is a wonderful “old time” color, often seen in North American Native beadwork; there is nothing quite like these old colors today.

They are a size 9/0, which is a larger seed bead. It’s worth noting that Italian seed beads seem to run a tad smaller than Czech or Japanese beads of the same size. When strung, there are about 14-16 beads per inch. You will receive 10 grams of beads.

These pictures have been magnified to give a good sense of color and shape. 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