Used these with ceylon pearl and love the result. I will order more. With the Toho beads, I usually get an average of 2 duds per 8 oz bag, which is just fine for my purposes since I string by hand and I love the price.
These beads are beautiful. I use these in kumihimo work. They give such depth to the finished jewelry. The color lined beads add such depth to each piece. I am thrilled.
These beads are the perfect color to use with a pink/purple tonal yarn I'm making into a shawl. The only real issue I have is that the holes are no a consistent size, making it difficult to use a crochet hook to apply the beads. But, the color and price are great, and if you're using something smaller than yarn, the size of the hole would not be a problem.
Part of a future rope necklace
Will be used with red and gold seed beads for a bead tube or rope necklace--haven't decided which yet. Haven't used these yet but if they is anything like the other seed beads that I ordered I will be very happy.