Vintage sew on beads are special items to use in your craft and jewelry designs. Each pretty shiny little piece has it's own unique story. Vintage sew on beads were used to embellish garments, purses, hats and costumes in the old days. These beads were commonly used before sequins became available. Many were made of glass, shell and crystal. Check out our collection of wonderful old sew on beads and embellish something the old fashioned way.