"I sure would like to see the old style beads of the '70s show up here. With the side seams.
This bead is good for stringing with pearls. A the sae tim, it is dangerous to put metal beads like these on cord instead of tigertail/Sotflex. An 8mm with a smaller hole would be nice for mounting in a graduated bead string like 2 or 3mm to 10mm.
The shine is good and the additon of silver plate does help to reduce tarnishing."
"I use these beads in all of my sterling silver bead work. They work great for beaded bracelets/necklaces with monogrammed pendants. Customers say they keep their finish longer than other silver jewelry they have."