Heirloom Blue Vintage Venetian Seed Beads - 2mm - Vintage-to-Antique Matte Blue Glass Beads for Specialty Work - CV80
Vintage from the 19th century
Materials: Aged Italian Glass
Bead size: 2 millimeters
Bead hole size: 0.5 millimeters
You receive 0.4 ounces - approx. 730 - tiny 1x2mm, vintage-to-antique Venetian glass seed beads in a gorgeous heirloom/ coolish robin's egg blue, with a soft matte surface and very small, 0.5mm, often sandy beading holes. These are truly collectible beads, the type that you purchase now to be savored when they are unavailable later.
Note: photos are MAGNIFIED to show detail! Please see dime and cm ruler in second photo for visual sizing. Paper packed since 2013!
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These are authentic, limited, vintage-to- antique seed beads, never used, made in Italy, about 100 years ago.
These beads were made by the Societa Veneziana Conterie, a consortium of 16 independent Venetian bead makers that joined together from 1898-1992 and created glass products, in a huge brick factory on the island of Murano, Italy.
The beads were hugely popular world-wide, especially in the 1920's and 30's, yet the Societa became comfortable after years of prosperity and failed to prepare for the inevitable change in tastes of today's consumer and the rising costs of energy, transportation and labor.
They shut down in 1992, selling 7 tons of antique bead inventory.
I have had the huge privilege of locating and purchasing a small cache of these beads, which EthnicBeadShop is making available to you for a limited time. Enjoy!
Jan 29-Feb 3
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18,787 reviews5 out of 5 stars
I bought some of these a year ago, and as they slowly started sneaking into projects I realized that I adore these beads. A few opalescent, some semi opaque, and the matte turquoise, very light in color. They hit my button, so I came back for more. Even so, I’ll be stingy with these ones for awhile, because I’m like that.
I love using vintage and antique beads in the jewelry I make. These are great beads and a very nice price.
The beads I received looked exactly like the ones pictured! They are so beautiful! And they were delivered to me right on time. I will definitely be shopping here again!
Perfect! I was having such a difficult time picking out a color when there are so many beautiful colors to pick from. I could easily buy everything. Very well packaged I love they come with a history they are just so pretty!
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