Unusual Antique Beads from

Barking Rock Farm
9241 Eureka Road, Girard, PA 16417

"Micro Beads"

These incredibly tiny seed beads are over 100 years old!

These tiny beads are all antiques, not produced since before WW I. These are tiny enough to nearly drop through the HOLE of most seed beads on the market today! There is a LOT of controversy over the correct era for such little beads, although most everyone seems to agree they definitely were manufactured during 1880-1910.   Many authorities assert they were available - although probably uncommon - for many decades prior to that time. Whatever the appropriate time slot, they are wonderful!

Many of these beads originally came to us in hanks of very approx. 2 to 4 grams each...which isn't much by weight, but sure accounts for a LOT of individual beads! (There are approximately 35-40 18/o beads per linear inch.) The fragile string hanks don't always survive handling.  Therefore, some colors are available only in broken hanks, which we've corralled in tiny plastic bags. Quantities in bags are 3 or more grams, unless otherwise noted.

PLEASE NOTE: Photos have been enlarged to show detail, and are not necessarily to scale!

Approximate size of hank or package is indicated next to each color. Quantities may be limited. Color variations in hand-made glass from batch to batch will almost never be the same, and colors will appear different due to different settings and different brand monitors as well as the training of the individual eye. Please order enough to complete your project at one time, as we may not be able to duplicate an exact color.

18/0 Transparent/Translucent
Colors

18/0 Opaque
Colors

18/0 Specialties:
Pearls, Faceted, Striped, &
Metallics

16/0 - All Colors &
Finishes


SIZE 18/O
Unless otherwise noted. Stated quantities are approximate.

Transparent/Translucent Colors

18/0 Emerald Green

4 - 12" strands

Price: $8/hank

18/0 Royal Blue

app. 3 gram bag

Price: $8/bag

18/0 Brown Sugar

3 gram bag

Price: $8/bag

19/0 Cranberry

3 gram bag

Price: $8/bag

18/0 Firecracker Red

app. 3 gram bag

Price: $8/bag

18/0 Pineapple Juice

3 gram bag

Price: $8/bag

18/0 Neon Blue

3 gm bag

temporarily out of stock

 

 

 

18/0 Deep Navy

3 gram bag

Price: $8/bag

 

 

 

 

 New colors coming soon!

 

 Looking for very unusual colors, antique metal beads, or tinier sizes?
Check our "orphan" or one-of-a-kind page HERE.

 

Opaque Colors

18/0 Chalk White

3 gm bag

Price: $8/bag

20/0 Coral

3 gm. bag

Price: $8/bag

18/0 Firefly

3 gm. bag

Sold out!

18/0 Black

app 3 gm. bag

Price: $8/bag

18/0 Milk Chocolate


3 gm. bag

Price: $8/bag

18/0 Banana

3 gm. bag

Price: $8/bag

18/0 Chambray Blue

app 3 gm. bag

Price: $8/bag

18/0 Canary Yellow

3 - 12" strands

Price: $8/hank

17/0 Cherry Red

app. 3 gram bag


Price: $8/bag

 

 

 

Specialities: Faceted , Pearl, Striped & Metallic Beads

18/0 Yellow Striped with Black

3 gm. bag

Sold out!

 

18/0 Independence Striped

3 gm. bag

Price: $8/bag

18/0 Multi-hued Bronze
bronzy finish with multi-colored sparkle

3 gm. bag

Price: $8/bag

20/o Pearls

3 gram bag

Price: $8/bag

18/o Pearl

3 gm. bag

price: $8/bag

18/o Midnight Sky
rich blue with sparkling bright highlights

3 gm. bag

price: $8/bag

 

Click here to read article about MICRO BEADS.

 

 

 Size 16 English beading needles
(Will work with MOST 18/o beads; NOT with anything smaller. Limit 2 packs per customer, please.)

1 Pack of 4 needles: $10 with any bead purchase of $20 or more (not sold separately)

 

SIZE 16/O
Stated quantities are approximate.

 We recently acquired a nice lot of these beads. These are also antiques, hand-made during the same pre-WW I time frame as the 18/0. They are slightly larger than 18/0, with slightly larger holes. Quantities in packets vary, so please check each item carefully when ordering.

16/0 Salmon Lined

4 gm. bag

Price: $7/bag

16/0 Earth

4 gm. bag

Price: $7/bag

16/0 Buttercup

4 gm. bag

Price: $7/bag

 

16/0 Electric Blue

4 gm. bag

Price: $7/bag

16/0 Plum Brown

4 gm. bag

Price: $7/bag

 

Looking for very unusual colors or tinier sizes? Check our "orphan" or one-of-a-kind page HERE.

CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE ANTIQUE BEADS
including white hearts and more!

 

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