I really wanted to like these beads. I love the way they look, the color variation is quite beautiful. That said, the quality, durability, consistency very disappointing. I was beading a square stitch/3mm bugle design and these beads kept crumbling and splitting into little tiny pieces. I used a fine #12 needle; forcing too large a needle through the bead was not an issue. I also had to cull quite a few the beads to insure all the ones I used were exactly the same size. I definitely do NOT recommend these beads, bummer.......
Since my last review on this product two of these beads have shattered in the middle of my peyote work. I would Never buy these beads again.
The edges on these beads is very rough. It is a lucky thing I am using fireline because I am sure other threads would be shredded. The other delicas I received did not have this problem only this color.
My favorite bead along with my clients as well. Delicate but beautiful