I love matte seed beads by Miyuki
and these crystal ones are no exception. It's like the difference between shiny and brushed metals - sometimes you want the shiny, but I often gravitate to the softer, matte look. You can get a great effect by mixing the shiny and matte finishes of the same color too! I am using these for bead looming and may try the shiny/matte effect in a future project!