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 rare and wonderful!

Most of these offerings are 3 or 4 grams each; which isn't much by weight, but sure accounts for a LOT of individual beads! (There are approximately 35-40 of 18/o beads per linear inch.)

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

Approximate size of 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.


SIZE 18 to 20/O

18/0 Emerald Green
Transparent

3 gm. bag

sold out

 

18/0 Royal Blue
Transparent

app. 3 gram bag

Price: $8/bag

18/0 Brown Sugar
Transparent

3 gram bag

Price: $8/bag

19/0 Cranberry
Transparent

3 gram bag

Price: $8/bag

18/0 Firecracker Red
Transparent

app. 3 gram bag

Price: $8/bag

18/0 Pineapple Juice
Transparent

3 gram bag

Price: $8/bag

18/0 Chalk White
Opaque

3 gm bag

Price: $8/bag

20/0 Coral
Opaque

3 gm. bag

Price: $8/bag

18/0 Deep Navy
Transparent

3 gram bag

Price: $8/bag

18/0 Black
Opaque

app 3 gm. bag

Price: $8/bag

18/0 Milk Chocolate
Opaque



3 gm. bag

Price: $8/bag

18/0 Banana
Opaque

3 gm. bag

Price: $8/bag

17/0 Cherry Red
Opaque

app. 3 gram bag


Price: $8/bag

18/0 Canary Yellow
Opaque

3 - 12" strands

Price: $8/hank

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

 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.

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

 

 

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