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treefrogbeads 1 year ago

Added 6 new colors of vintage and antique white heart seed beads, in uncommonly small sizes, ranging from 10/0 on down to 13/0! :)

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Antique Italian Whiteheart Seed Beads – 11/0 or 12/0 Orange Tubes - Uncommonly Small, Rare and Collectible Vintage Murano Beads (10 grams)

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Color: Orange
Size: 11/0 or 12/0
Quantity: 10 grams

These antique Venetian white heart seed beads are uncommonly small for this style. The color is a beautiful orange. They’re a size 11/0 or 12/0 seed bead and they string up to about 17-19 beads per inch. They have a tube shape – I’ve heard some people call this a type of cut bead, while others call them “unfinished” (meaning that they were cut from the cane, but never tumbled or finished to get the rounded edges). Their irregular size and shape attests to their handmade nature.

Also known as “Hudson Bay” or “Cornaline D’Allepo” beads, this style was produced in Italy from the early 1800s to the 1960s – though this particular stock dates from between the late 1800’s – early 1900’s. The name “white heart” references the core of white glass at the center of the bead. Back then, red glass was made using real gold, so these beads were very expensive to produce. In order to conserve the red/gold glass, it was wound around a white core. When strung, the white is hardly visible – but if you lay the beads with the hole facing up, you can see the white at the heart of each bead. Over the years these beads have acquired a lovely translucent patina.

Whitehearts were used in the African bead trade, and they are often seen in old Native American beadwork as well. Because of how they were traded around the world, they’re often referred to as “trade beads”. Whether it is due to their history or their beauty, these old and uncommon beads are quite collectible.

In the photos that show a palette, this is the color marked #4

*Limited Stock!

My selection of white hearts includes a nice variety of sizes and shades; click here to see them all:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/treefrogbeads?ref=l2-shopheader-name&search_query=white+hearts

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$10 MINIMUM ORDER -

Please note that this shop has a $10 minimum order policy! You are free to mix and match - it does not have to be $10 worth of one item - but your order should total at least $10 before shipping fees are added. Thank you for your consideration :)
Color: Orange
Size: 11/0 or 12/0
Quantity: 10 grams

These antique Venetian white heart seed beads are uncommonly small for this style. The color is a beautiful orange. They’re a size 11/0 or 12/0 seed bead and they string up to about 17-19 beads per inch. They have a tube shape – I’ve heard some people call this a type of cut bead, while others call them “unfinished” (meaning that they were cut from the cane, but never tumbled or finished to get the rounded edges). Their irregular size and shape attests to their handmade nature.

Also known as “Hudson Bay” or “Cornaline D’Allepo” beads, this style was produced in Italy from the early 1800s to the 1960s – though this particular stock dates from between the late 1800’s – early 1900’s. The name “white heart” references the core of white glass at the center of the bead. Back then, red glass was made using real gold, so these beads were very expensive to produce. In order to conserve the red/gold glass, it was wound around a white core. When strung, the white is hardly visible – but if you lay the beads with the hole facing up, you can see the white at the heart of each bead. Over the years these beads have acquired a lovely translucent patina.

Whitehearts were used in the African bead trade, and they are often seen in old Native American beadwork as well. Because of how they were traded around the world, they’re often referred to as “trade beads”. Whether it is due to their history or their beauty, these old and uncommon beads are quite collectible.

In the photos that show a palette, this is the color marked #4

*Limited Stock!

My selection of white hearts includes a nice variety of sizes and shades; click here to see them all:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/treefrogbeads?ref=l2-shopheader-name&search_query=white+hearts

•:*:•.-:¦:-.•:*:• ♥ •:*:•.-:¦:-.•:*:• ♠ •:*:•.-:¦:-.•:*:• ♥ •:*:•.-:¦:-.•:*:• ♠ •:*:•.-:¦:-.•:*:• ♥

$10 MINIMUM ORDER -

Please note that this shop has a $10 minimum order policy! You are free to mix and match - it does not have to be $10 worth of one item - but your order should total at least $10 before shipping fees are added. Thank you for your consideration :)

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♥ $10 MINIMUM ORDER:
Please note my $10 minimum order policy - you're welcome to combine styles in order to reach this amount, but your purchase should total $10 before postage. This information is included in my shop announcement, my policies, in the description for every item in my shop, and in your order confirmation. Thank you for your consideration :)

If your first order is below the minimum, I'll ship it as a courtesy along with a polite reminder. If your next order is below the minimum, I'll ask you to add to or cancel the order. My apologies for any inconvenience, it's simply not sustainable. On the flip side, you won't find old and uncommon beads like these at the big box stores!

♣ CONDITION & QUANTITY:
It's important to have a clear understanding of what you're buying, so please be sure to read the descriptions and look at all of the photos! If you're not sure, or if you don't understand something, please ask.

My listings describe the size, quantity and condition of each item. If you're not familiar with bead sizes or terms, just send me a convo and I'll gladly explain :)

I specialize in vintage and antique beads and jewelry supplies ranging from 50 - 100 years or older, so many of my items will show typical quirks and/or wear for glass of that age. For example, antique seed beads often have imperfect shaping and less consistent sizing than their contemporary counterparts, and vintage stones may have small nicks around the edges or tiny "fleabites" on the foiled backs. The photos will reflect this, and the descriptions will detail the item's condition. If you're still unsure, please ask.

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♣ WA STATE SALES TAX:
Washington state residents pay 8.8% sales tax. If you're eligible for a tax exempt purchase, please email a copy of your business license first.
♥ $10 MINIMUM ORDER:
Please note my $10 minimum order policy - you're welcome to combine styles in order to reach this amount, but your purchase should total $10 before postage. This information is included in my shop announcement, my policies, in the description for every item in my shop, and in your order confirmation. Thank you for your consideration :)

If your first order is below the minimum, I'll ship it as a courtesy along with a polite reminder. If your next order is below the minimum, I'll ask you to add to or cancel the order. My apologies for any inconvenience, it's simply not sustainable. On the flip side, you won't find old and uncommon beads like these at the big box stores!

♣ CONDITION & QUANTITY:
It's important to have a clear understanding of what you're buying, so please be sure to read the descriptions and look at all of the photos! If you're not sure, or if you don't understand something, please ask.

My listings describe the size, quantity and condition of each item. If you're not familiar with bead sizes or terms, just send me a convo and I'll gladly explain :)

I specialize in vintage and antique beads and jewelry supplies ranging from 50 - 100 years or older, so many of my items will show typical quirks and/or wear for glass of that age. For example, antique seed beads often have imperfect shaping and less consistent sizing than their contemporary counterparts, and vintage stones may have small nicks around the edges or tiny "fleabites" on the foiled backs. The photos will reflect this, and the descriptions will detail the item's condition. If you're still unsure, please ask.

♥ FEEDBACK:
Your positive feedback is greatly appreciated! I genuinely want you to be satisfied, so if you have questions or concerns, please give me the opportunity to resolve them before leaving poor feedback. Just contact me, and we'll work together to find a positive solution.

♣ WA STATE SALES TAX:
Washington state residents pay 8.8% sales tax. If you're eligible for a tax exempt purchase, please email a copy of your business license first.

Antique Italian Whiteheart Seed Beads – 11/0 or 12/0 Orange Tubes - Uncommonly Small, Rare and Collectible Vintage Murano Beads (10 grams)

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Overview

  • Vintage Supply from 1900 - 1909
  • Craft type: Beading, Jewelry making
  • Material: Glass
  • Feedback: 3365 reviews
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