I have used these as spacer beads for years now, and they look wonderful, singly or in a series. But I've noticed that, after a couple of years, the gold lining seems to deteriorate, and the piece is left with just a plain crystal spacer...still very nice, but not what I'd planned.
I made my first weaved bracelet with these. I absolutely LOVE these little beads and will definitely use them in other pieces. They give the appearance of real gold.
I used these beads in a beaded pendant and necklace. This color brought out the richness of the other colors in the piece. Very good quality and color sparkled. Loved them.