The hex beads adds a nice shine to your jewelry, besides everyone needs a little black in their collection.
I expected a higher quality bead with more size consistency than I got. I bought the beads to use in a bracelet using a brick stitch. While some of the beads were well shaped, some of them had pointed edges or were longer than other ones. Overall the black hex beads I used were more consistent than the crystal or copper ones.
One gets what one pays for.
I bought these to add to a knitted lace tam. The yarn is a fine fingering weight and they were to be added with a crochet hook. Used to using Delica beads on other projects, I was disappointed with the great variation in inner diameter (important when jamming a teeny tiny crochet hook complete with a fold of yarn thru the bead). I also noted some variation in actual bead length. I think this is just a factor in this shade of this bead, the two other shades I bought (frosted transparent teal and silver lined-gold) are just fine.
If you prefer less sparkle than Swarovski crystals but still wish to add highlights to your project, these hex shape with shiny finish seed beads are what you are looking for.