I made a stretch bracelet watch with Stretch Magic, these Blue goldstone Dakotas, Swarovski stars, & red druks. Love it - function & beauty. Patriotic but can be worn any time. These beads are very dark, black even. The blue color and sparkles show beautifully in the sunshine though. These beads would be perfect in men's jewelry too. A few beads weren't perfectly round, and a couple had small chips - neither took away from their beauty or quality, just something to be aware of.
I use these beads on childrens' rosaries. They are perfect for little boys who do not want baby blue.