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Color: Translucent Variegated Jade*
Size: 16/0
Quantity: 2-3 grams

These old European glass micro beads were manufactured between the late 1800's and the early 1900's. They're a tiny size 16/0 seed bead, which allows for incredible detail & resolution. Because they were manufactured so long ago, they show greater size variance than contemporary beads.

These beads are very, very small - like the size of a grain of sand. I recommend them for experienced beadworkers, extremely patient people, or those who enjoy a good challenge. When strung, there are about 28-32 beads per inch. The hank has 4 loops, measuring 11" each (or 5.5" when tied closed) and it weighs approximately 2 - 3 grams.

These pictures have been magnified to give a good sense of color and shape. And of course, coins are not included in your purchase - they're simply shown to give a sense of scale.

* Color notes: This is a gorgeous translucent, or "greasy" jade green. There are several similar shades mixed together on these hanks, for a beautiful variegated effect. I love these old blended hanks, as they're fabulous for detailed shading. The color was hard to capture, but I've tried to convey it as best as possible through multiple photos taken with different backgrounds & lighting conditions.

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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 :)

Size 16/0 Vintage Antique Micro Seed Beads - Translucent Green Variegated Jade



  • Vintage Supply from 1900 - 1909
  • Materials: glass, beads
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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