Beautiful colors in a beautiful bead.
Pretty good sized, used off-center in a necklace with all other beads of carnelian and some copper spacers, looks great. I ordered two more of the starburst beads to make matching earrings.
I ordered this bead and was so very excited to get it.....and when the package came I kept looking and looking and looking to see these gorgeous beads..... and they weren't in there..... well...they were...just not ANYTHING like the photo. =( Pretty sad. In actuality, they are much much much darker than the photo shows. If you're looking for bright yellows/oranges/reds - this is not the bead to order. They are dark, dark, dark.
Great Bead, Color Not As Stated
This is a really beautiful bead. However, if you hold it up to the light, the red (which is transparent) becomes a dark fuchsia. Still gorgeous, but not the "rusty red" I was looking for (the description *does* say there may be slight variations, so this isn't ArtBeads' fault).
I was hoping to use this as the button in a hemp bracelet, but the hole is too small for even one strand. It is a sturdy bead, and I love the color, which will be perfect for another piece I'm planning.