These wonderful "chicklet" beads display an amazing array of patterns and colors (beyond the two main colors of green and red). There are purples, pinks, and even an occasional cream color. Beautiful high shine, nice consistency in size, good feel in the hand. I think they could have chosen a less grisly name for such a beautiful bead!
I have not used these beads yet, but am planning on using them in a three row cuff bracelet. The stones themselves are very pretty with a lot of red in them (which I was hoping for). They are uniformly shaped and highly polished. I'm extremely happy with them and will be ordering more of the Dakota stones.