Micro Seed Beads
Prior to 1910, very tiny
micro seed beads were manufactured in Venice, Italy. During the "reservation
period" of the late 1880's, these tiny beads were used by Native Americans
in producing incredibly intricate and beautiful items. Production of this
size and style of tiny bead ceased just prior to WW I. There are some modern
micro beads being made today, but they are quite different in shape and
appearance from the antique seed beads. They are more tube-shaped, similar
Hex beads. The antique beads are generally
rounded in shape.
Loose seed beads
are sold by weight in zipper bags. Packages contain
approximately 10 grams each. My antique micro seed beads are from
*vintage stock* and can not be reordered once the limited quantities
listed are no longer available.
For a quick view of all Micro Seed
Bead colors, please refer to
CHART or narrow your search by size using the links provided below.
**Bead colors may vary slightly from photos depending on monitor settings**