Exactly like the picture, perfect size, easy to use. Loved them.
Wonderful beads! Great color and very uniform size!
I agree with the other reviewer here...this color looks just like tarnished Sterling Silver. No other color comes close, so they are worth the higher price for this metal plated finish.
And the finish seems stable. I have not had any problems with the color flaking, fading or rubbing off like many Galvanized Metallic finishes!
Toho quality is excellent as always...the uniform shape, size and hole size make these very easy to use and extremely versatile!
A less expensive alternative to oxidized sterling
It's hard to find beads to match oxidized sterling silver. Matte doesn't work and shiny silver doesn't either. These Nickel beads match beautifully. They are shiny, as oxidized silver can be, but they are darker and you can almost imagine that if they had nooks and crannies, there would be a bit of black in there- but they don't and it isn't.
These are a great bead for your stash. Unlike regular galvanized beads, their finish seems fairly stable.