Beads > Antique and Vintage > Antique and Vintage Italian Glass > Seed Beads > 02/0 Seed Beads

02/0 Seed Beads

We're thrilled to announce our monumental special purchase of over 200,000 kilos of Handmade Vintage Italian glass beads! We've bought up oodles of exquisite examples of fine, hand-crafted vintage Murano glass beads made by Societa Veneziana Conterie. Societa Veneziana Conterie was a consortium of 16 independent Venetian bead makers that joined together from 1898-1992. When the consortium shut its doors in 1992, our friends over at Prairie Edge Trading and Galleries rescued all of the consortium's remaining stock of glass beads from an uncertain future. Earlier this summer, we scooped up the the entire lot, to ensure that these little pieces of beaded history can once again be shared and appreciated by all! Most of our Vintage Venetian Seed, Crow, and Chevron Beads were manufactured between the late 1800's and 1920's, while our colorful and intricate Murano Mosaic beads were manufactured in the 1960's-70's.
Due to the HAND-CRAFTED nature of our vintage selections, certain variances in shape, size, and uniformity are to be expected and embraced.


Showing items 0 - 0 of 0
Sort Order:
No items
Showing items 0 - 0 of 0
Sort Order:

Visit Our Blog!

Loose Ends Blog

New Bead Loom

Ricks Beading Loom

Seed Beads

Preciosa Ornela rocaille seed beads are by far our most popular and versatile seed bead available. Preciosa Ornela rocaille seed beads are of superior quality, machine cut, and are highly valued for their use in bead stringing, bead weaving, embroidery and much much more! Preciosa seed beads are proven to be of the upmost value, and demonstrate the highest level of shape consistency.

Wubbers Tools

Wubbers Pliers

Shop Swarovski by Color

Create Your Style with Swarovski ElementsShopping for sensational SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS just got simpler! Shop all Swarovski shapes, styles and sizes in every one of these splendid shades! Click here!
Swarovski Beads and Pendants color selector

Visit Our Blog!

Loose Ends Blog

Vintaj Components

Vintaj Components

Hemp String & Books

Hemp Stringing Materials If you are purchasing any of our Hemp Twine, you may want to check out our many Macrame Books. We have over a dozen Books full of fun projects!!

Vintaj Components

Vintaj Components

Bead Stitching Books

Stitch Books, Including Peyote Stitch, Cheyenne Stitch, Right Angle Stitch and More!
With over 50 titles devoted just to the different stitches used in beadwork, Shipwreck Beads has the books you need. From Peyote Stitch, Cheyenne Stitch, Right Angle Stitch and much more! These books will keep you beading for hours on end!

Swarovski Flowers

Swarovski Flower BeadsCREATE your STYLE™ with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS
Swarovski Crystal Flower beads are fantastically fun and versatile. They come in a great selection of vibrant colors to compliment any of your crystal creations. Swarovski Crystal Flowers look great with Swarovski Crystal Butterflies!

Video: Linear Necklace Design

Linear Necklace Design Multi-Media fiber artist Merry Hettmansperger explores linear dimensions using cold connection techniques.Click here to watch the video.

Video: Byzantine Chain Bracelet

Byzantine Chain BraceletChain artist Scott David Plumlee skillfully instructs us how to craft a Byzantine or King's braid chain from sterling silver wire. Click here to watch the video.

Findings and Components

Findings and ComponentsThey may not be as bright and colorful as all those new beads in your shopping cart, but don't forget all those findings, like crimps and headpins essential to completing your project! Also, don't miss our gorgeous selection of radiant Swarovski crystal headpins and high quality precious metal findings.

Beaded Bags

Beaded Bags, Fringe, and More! Making Beaded Bags can be and exciting project for any skilled beader. Different styles you can choose from include; Amulet Bags, Beaded Bags, Crochet Bags and Knitted Bags and More!


Secure Shopping

Shipwreck Beads Inc, Beads, Lacey, WA