I wasn't sure what to do with these but loved the unique shape of them. Then I found a strand of 5MM freshwater pearls in that included cream, light green, cranberry, copper, and light blue. I strung 8 Magatama beads, 1 spacer, 1 pearl, 1 spacer, and so on. I strung the pearls in the order that they were originally strung. The necklace turned out out beautifully. I will be ordering more of these odd shaped beads.