These antique Italian glass seed beads feature a beautiful shade of translucent (AKA “greasy”) opal yellow.
Color: Greasy/Opal Yellow Corn
Quantity: choose 10 gram bag or 1 ounce bag
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. In the photo with a rainbow of colors, this is the lighter of the two yellow shades.
They are a size 9/0, which is a larger seed bead. When strung, there are about 14-16 beads per inch. The average diameter is about 2.65 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. 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.