Vintage Italian Glass Seed Beads

Sizes 16/0 to 22/0.

"Desert Evening" by Sammie Pullen

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Peyote style earrings using size 16/0-20/0 glass bead & French steel cuts.

 

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These beautiful tiny Italian glass seed beads are quite rare, as they were last produced about 1900. These beads were all  cut by hand. They come in unique colors and many are made in the old-time greasy glass. They give your bead art detail you never dreamed of.

The size of needle and thread depends on the size of the hole & how many times you will need to pass your needle through the bead.   Remember these beads were made by hand and no bead will be exactly the same in size or appearance.  We suggest to use a size 15 or 16(smaller) needle & a size 0 or  00(smaller) nymo or a size 50 silk thread. See Beading Supplies!   You will need to experiment but I promise you (from one who works with them regularly) it is all worth the trouble. They are exquisite & beautiful beads!

For more tiny beads, try the Czech modern Micro Tubes (1-2mm).  & make sure you also check out our vintage page . We also carry unusually small gemstones, pearls and silver  for accents with our tiny Italian beads.           Antique French steel cuts & French metal bead mixes.

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Sold in 3"hanks (some longer) 2 to 3 loops or loose in 3 gram bags (approx. 2000-2500 beads) Supply of some colors is very limited! 

The color images below have been magnified to better illustrate the colors.

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Antique French metal beads frequently available from size 16/0-22/0 (click here)

 

Antique Italian (100+years) tiny 16/0-22/0 seed bead mix. Most mixes have a few antique French metal beads included.  These tiny bead mixes are perfect for embellishing bigger beads or making flowers and leaves for bead embroidery.  Its a good way to see the range of colors we offer and the exquisite beauty of these beads without having to buy a lot of different colors. 

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Antique Italian (100+years) tiny 16/0-22/0 seed bead mix

Item ID: Italsbmix Size: 16/0-22/0Price: $6.00 5Grams         Qty.  

size 16/0   Diameter approx. 1.5mm.....

 

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Transparent Clear

   Item ID: S39VB16 Size: 16/0 Price: $2.75 3 grs       Qty.  

  All Gone

Opaque Cheyenne Pink

Item ID: S73VB16 Size: 16/0 Price: $3.50         sold out     Qty.  

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Transparent Bright Yellow

Item ID:   S01VB16 Size: 16/0 Price: $3.25 hank   Qty.  

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Opaque Bright Yellow

Item ID: S10VB16 Size: 16/0 Price: $3.00 hank           Qty.  

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Opaque Orange

Item ID: S127VB16 Size: 16/0 Price:$3.00 3grs             Qty.  

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Opaque  Snow White

 Item ID:   S27VB16 Size: 16/0 Price: $3.00 3grs         Qty.  

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Tr. Golden Yellow

  Item ID:   S36VB16 Size: 16/0 Price: $3.25 hank     Qty.  

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Tr. Yellow/Slight Green Tinge

      Item ID:   S58VB16 Size: 16/0 Price: $3.25 hank   Qty.  

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Tr. Dark Shimmering Crystal

Item ID: S72VB16   Size: 16/0    Price: $3.25 hank     Qty.  

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Transparent Dark Pine

Item ID: S77VB16 Size: 16/0 Price: $3.00 3 grs               sold out   Qty.  

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Transparent Dark Sunflower

Item ID: S86VB16   Size: 16/0 Price: $3.00 3Grams Qty.  

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Crystal/Silver Lined

Item ID: S88VB16 Size: 16/0 Price: $3.00 3Grams         Qty.  

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Op. Bittersweet Hex Cut

Item ID: S97VB16 Size: 16/0 Price: $3.00 Hank            Qty.  

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Crystal/Rusty-Orange Lined

Item ID: S102VB16 Size: 16/0 Price: $3.00 3 Grams          Qty.  

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Crystal/Violet Lined size 15/0-16/0

Item ID: S100VB16 Size: 15/0-16/0 Price: $3.00 3grs. Qty.  

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OP Medium Green

Item ID: S128VB16 Size: 16/0 Price: $3.00 3grs.       Qty.  

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Crystal/Orchid Lined

Item ID: S103VB16 Size: 16/0 Price: $3.00 3grs.   Qty.  

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Lavendar Opal/Lined Topaz

Item ID: S104VB16 Size: 16/0 Price: $3.00 3grs. sold out Qty.  

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Crystal/Strawberry Lined

Item ID:   S105VB16 Size: 16/0 Price: $3.00 3 grams    Qty.  

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Opaque Indian Red-Brown

Item ID:   S106VB16 Size: 16/0 Price: $3.00 3grs. Qty.  

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Transparent & Opal Glass Rose Mix

Item ID:   S107VB16 Size: 16/0 Price: $3.00 3grs. sold out  Qty.  

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Opaque Sea-Green Aqua

Item ID:   S108VB16 Size: 16/0 Price: $3.00 3grs.   Qty.  

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Amber/Lined Violet

Item ID:   S109VB16 Size: 16/0 Price: $3.00 3grs.   Qty.  

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Amber/Lined Dk. Turquoise

Item ID:   S110VB16 Size: 16/0 Price: $3.00 3grs.  sold out Qty.  

 

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OP Dark Periwinkle

        Item ID: S65VB16 Size: 16/0 Price: $3.25 hank     Qty.  

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OP Dark Delft Blue

   Item ID: S66VB16 Size: 16/0 Price: $3.25 3grs.   Qty.  

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TR Silver Grey Brown

     Item ID: S28VB16 Size: 16/0 Price: $3.25 hank     Qty.  

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TR Silver Blue

        Item ID: S30VB16 Size: 16/0 Price: $3.25 3grs.   Qty.  

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TR Red-Orange

        Item ID: S38VB16 Size: 16/0 Price: $3.25 hank     Qty.  

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TR Root Beer

     Item ID: S49VB16 Size: 16/0 Price: $3.25 3grs.   Qty.  

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OP Red

      Item ID: S07VB16 Size: 16/0 Price: $3.25 3grs     Qty.  

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OP Pearl Aqua

       Item ID: S15VB16 Size: 16/0 Price: $3.25 3grs.   Qty.  

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OP Fluorescent Green

        Item ID: S52VB16 Size: 16/0 Price: $3.25 3grs     Qty.  

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OP Porcelain Pearl White

   Item ID: S54VB16 Size: 16/0 Price: $3.25 3grs.    Qty.  

 

Size 15/0-16/0's

 

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Transparent Rusty-Red  15/0-160(mix)

  Item ID: S111VB16 Size: 15/0-16/0 Price: $3.00   Qty.  

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Transparent Sable w/ Gold Luster  15/0-160(mix)

  Item ID: S112VB16 Size: 15/0-16/0 Price: $3.00     Qty.   3grams

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Transparent Wine w/ Gold Luster 15/0-160(mix)

Item ID:   S113VB16 Size: 15/0-16/0 Price: $3.00 Qty.   3grams.

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Crystal/Coco Lined  15/0-160(mix)

Item ID:   S114VB16 Size: 15/0-16/0 Price: $3.00 sold out Qty.   3grams.

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Opaque Orchid 15/0-160(mix)

Item ID:   S116VB16 Size: 15/0-16/0 Price: $3.00 Qty.   3grams

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Transparent. Arabian Blue    15/0-160(mix)

  Item ID:   S117VB16 Size: 15/0-16/0 Price: $3.00    sold out Qty.   3grams

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Op. Chocolate Coffee 15/0-160(mix)

Item ID:   S118VB16 Size: 15/0-16/0 Price: $3.00 Qty.   3grams

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Amber/Sage  Lined 15/0-160(mix)

   Item ID:   S119VB16 Size: 15/0-16/0 Price: $3.00     Qty.   3grams

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Crystal/Capri Blue Lined 15/0-160(mix)

Item ID:   S120VB16 Size: 15/0-16/0 Price: $3.00   Qty.   3grams

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Opal Violet

  Item ID:   S121VB16 Size: 15/0-16/0 Price: $3.00     Qty.   3grams

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Crystal/Fuchsia Lined

Item ID:   S122VB16 Size: 15/0-16/0 Price: $3.00       Qty.   3grams

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Crystal/Watermelon Lined

Item ID:   S123VB16 Size:15/0-16/0 Price: $3.00          Qty.   3grams
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Amber/Teal Lined 15/0-160(mix)

Item ID:   S124VB16 Size: 15/0-16/0 Price: $3.00 sold out  Qty.  

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Crystal/Cream(lined)

      Item ID:   S125VB16 Size: 15/0-16/0 Price: $3.00       Qty.   3grams

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OP Matte Purple Iridescent 15/0-160(mix)

Item ID:  S126VB16 Size:15/0-16/0 Price: $3.00           Qty.   3grams

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OP Winter Blue 15/0-160(mix)

      Item ID:  S135VB16 Size:15/0-16/0 Price: $3.00       Qty.   3grams

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OP Semi Matte Charcoal 15/0-160(mix)

    Item ID:  S129VB16 Size:15/0-16/0 Price: $3.00      Qty.   3grams

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Opaque Eggshell 15/0-160(mix)

      Item ID:  S130VB16 Size:15/0-16/0 Price: $3.00       Qty.   3grams

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TR Lemon Luster 15/0-160(mix)

  Item ID:   S131VB16 Size:15/0-16/0 Price: $3.00     Qty.   3grams

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TR Aqua Luster 15/0-160(mix)

      Item ID:  S132VB16 Size:15/0-16/0 Price: $3.00       Qty.   3grams

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TR Strawberry Luster 15/0-160(mix)

   Item ID:   S133VB16 Size:15/0-16/0 Price: $3.00      Qty.   3grams

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TR Forest Green Luster 15/0-160(mix)

      Item ID:  S134VB16 Size:15/0-6/0 Price: $3.00       Qty.   3grams

 

size 18/0   Diameter approx. 1.3mm.....

 

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Opaque Periwinkle

Item ID: E10VB18 Size: 18/0 Price: $3.25/3 grams        Qty.  

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Opaque Blood Red

Item ID: E13VB18 Size: 18/0 Price: $3.25/3 grams     Qty.  

 

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Opaque Bittersweet 2-cuts

         Item ID: E75VB18 Size: 18/0 Price: $3.25/3 grams     Qty.  

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Transparent Charcoal

 Item ID: E108VB18 Size:18/0 Price: $3.50/3 grams            Qty.  

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Opaque Lime

Item ID: E99VB18 Size:18/0 Price: $3.25/3grams           Qty.  

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Transparent Kelly Green

Item ID: E110VB18 Size:18/0 Price: $3.25/3 grams             Qty.  

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Transparent Burgundy Luster

Item ID: E40VB18 Size:18/0 Price: $3.25/3grams          Qty.  

 

Opaque Medium Yellow

  Item ID: E98VB18 Size: 18/0 Price: $3.25        sold out Qty.  

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Opaque Dusty Lavendar

Item ID: E65VB18 Size:18/0 Price: $3.50/3grams         Qty.  

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Translucent White

Item ID: E101VB18 Size: 18/0 Price: $3.25/3 grams        Qty.  

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Transparent Red

   Item ID: E43VB18 Size:18/0 Price:$3.25/3gms    Qty.  

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Opaque Sienna

Item ID: E106VB18 Size:18/0 Price: $3.25/3 grams        Qty.  

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Transparent Amethyst

Item ID: E107VB18 Size: 18/0 Price: $3.25/3 grams     Qty.  

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Transparent Burnt Orange

Item ID: E100VB18 Size: 18/0 Price: $3.25/3 grams      Qty.  

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Opaque Rose

Item ID: E102VB18 Size: 18/0 Price: $3.50/3gms     Qty.  

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Opaque French Blue

Item ID: E104VB18 Size: 18/0 Price: $3.50/3 grams        Qty.  

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Opaque  Red

Item ID: E25VB18 Size: 18/0 Price: $3.25/3 grams      Qty.  

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Opaque Red Coral

Item ID: E15VB18 Size: 18/0 Price: $3.25/3 grams        Qty.  

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Transparent Very Dark Garnet

Item ID: E39VB18 Size: 18/0 Price: $3.25/3 grams     Qty.  

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Transparent Medium Blue                   

Item ID: E05VB18 Size: 18/0 Price: $3.25/3 grams   Qty.  

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Transparent Dark Plum

Item ID: E06VB18 Size:18/0 Price: $3.25/3 grams     Qty.  

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Opaque Black

Item ID: E14VB18 Size: 18/0 Price: $3.25 /3 grams         Qty.  

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Greasy Light Emerald

  Item ID: E23VB18 Size: 18/0 Price: $3.25 hank     Qty.  

SORRY

Greasy Yellow Mustard

   Item ID: E28VB18 Size: 18/0   Price: $3.00      sold out Qty.  

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Transparent Teal

Item ID: E12VB18  Size:18/0 Price: $3.25/ 3 grams     Qty.  

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Transparent Corsair Blue

   Item ID: E51VB18 Size: 18/0 Price: $3.25 3Grams   Qty.  

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Greasy Spearmint

   Item ID: E45VB18Size: 18/0   Price: $3.25 hank   Qty.  

SORRY

Opaque Blue/Green Turquoise

Item ID: E32VB18 Size: 18/0 Price: $3.00        sold out Qty.  

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Transparent Sweet Pine

Item ID: E48VB18    Size: 18/0    Price: $3.25 hank   sold out Qty.  

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Opaque Snow White

Item ID: E53VB18 Size: 18/0 Price: $3.25 3Grams   Qty  

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Opaque Toffee

Item ID: E49VB18 Size: 18/0 Price: $3.25 3Grams            Qty.  

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Transparent Amber

    Item ID: E69VB18 Size: 18/0 Price: $3.25 3Grams        Qty.  

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Opaque Butternut

Item ID: E77VB18 Size: 18/0 Price: $3.25 3Grams     Qty.  

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Opaque  Scarlet

Item ID: E80VB18 Size: 18/0 Price: $3.25 3Grams             Qty.  

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Opaque Bright Yellow

     Item ID: E76VB18 Size: 18/0 Price: $3.25 3Grams      Qty.  

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Op. Dark Bronze

Item ID: E81VB18  Size: 18/0 Price: $3.25 3 grams         Qty.  

  Sorry, all gone.

Op. galvanized Metallic Golden Bronze

Item ID: E82VB18 Size: 18/0 Price: $3.75 3Grams   sold out Qty.  

Sorry !

Crystal/Amber Lined

Item ID:E83VB18  Size: 18/0 Price: $3.25 3grams        sold out Qty.  

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Greasy Mustard /Black Stripes

  Item ID: E89VB18 Size: 18/0 Price: $3.25/3grs Qty.  

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Crystal/Turquoise Lined

Item ID: E85VB18  Size: 18/0 Price: $3.25 3 grams        sold out  Qty.  

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Transparent Pine

Item ID: E86VB18 Size: 18/0 Price: $3.25 3grs.      Qty.  

  

Tr. Hunter Green Gold Lust

Item ID:E87VB18 Size:18/0 Price:$3.00 3 grams         sold out Qty.  

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Crystal/Royal Blue Lined

  Item ID: E88VB18 Size: 18/0 Price: $3.25 3Grams  Qty.  

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Transparent Dark Olive

Item ID: E90VB18  Size: 18/0 Price: $3.25 3 grams       Qty.  

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White/Red Stripe

Item ID: E111VB18 Size: 18/0 Price: $3.25  3grams  Qty.  

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Tr.Rusty Red Gold Luster

Item ID:   E84VB18 Size: 18/0 Price: $3.25        sold out Qty.   3grams

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Crystal/French Blue  Lined

      Item ID:   E92VB18 Size: 18/0 Price: $3.25         sold out   Qty.  

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Opal white, Pink & Blue Mix

Item ID:   E93VB18 Size: 18/0 Price: $3.25             Qty.   3grams

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Silver Lined Amber glass 2-Cuts

     Item ID:   E112VB18 Size: 18/0 Price: $3.75               Qty.   3grams

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Tr. Antique Pink *18/0, 20/0 & 22/0 mix.

Item ID: E95VB18 Size:*18/0-20/0  Price: $3.75 Qty.   3grams

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Crystal/Garnet Lined

Item ID:   E96VB18 Size: 18/0 Price: $3.25             Qty.   3grams

 

Size 20/0 Diameter approx. 1.17mm.

Images are enlarged to better illustrate the colors.

 

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OP Tangerine

       Item  ID: T25VB20 Size:20/0 Price: $3.25            Qty.   3grams

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OP Greasy Light Green

           Item ID: T26VB20 Size:20/0 Price: $3.25        Qty.   hank

 

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Greasy Ivory W/ specks of orange beads

Item ID: T47VB20 Size: 20/0 Price: $3.25 3grams      Qty.  

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Crystal Clear

Item ID: T14VB20 Size: 20/0 Price: $3.25 3grams          Qty.  
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Opaque White

Item ID: T10VB20 Size: 20/0 Price: $3.25        Qty.   3Gms

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OP Hematite

           Item ID: T09VB20 Size: 20/0 Price: $3.25        out of stock  Qty.  

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Transparent Black Plum

              Item ID: T03VB20 Size: 20/0 Price: $3.25         Qty.   3Grams

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Greasy Spearmint

   Item ID: T29VB20 Size:20 Price: $3.25 hank         Qty.  

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OP Chocolate

Item ID: T24VB20 Size: 20/0 Price: $3.25 3Grams        Qty.  

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Greasy Cream

Item ID: T48VB20 Size: 20/0 Price: $3.50 3 Grams   out of stock  Qty.  

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Transparent Red

Item ID: T35VB20 Size: 20/0 Price: $3.25 3Grams     Qty.  

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Opaque Black

Item ID: T50VB20 Size: 20/0 Price: $3.25 3 Grams             Qty.  
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   Transparent Monaco Blue

Item ID: T38VB20 Size: 20/0 Price: $3.25 3Grams        Qty.   3grams

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Pearl Creamy Luster

              Item ID:   T53VB20 Size: 20 Price: $3.25  out of stock Qty.  

Size 22/0 Diameter approx. 1.00 mm

 

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OP Pumpkin

          Item ID: TW08VB22 Size: 22/0 Price: $3.25      Qty.   3grams

sold out

TR Cherry

        Item ID: TW10VB22 Size:22/0 Price: $3.25       sold out   Qty.  

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Transparent Dark Pink

Item ID:TW06VB22 Size: 22/0 Price: $3.75 3 Grams  sold out Qty.  

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Opaque Black

Item ID:TW16VB22 Size:22/0 Price: $3.25 3 Grams      Qty.  

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Transparent Carnelian

              Item ID: TW03VB22 Size: 22/0 Price: $3.25      Qty.  

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Greasy Vanilla

Item ID:TW04VB22 Size:22/0 Price: $3.50 3grams    Qty.  

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Opaque Mint Green

    Item ID: TW12VB22 Size: 22/0 Price: $3.25       Qty.  

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Opal Glass"White Cliffs of Dover"

  Item ID: TW30VB22 Size: 22/0 Price: $3.25 3Gram Qty.