These beads are very sparkly, and I am perplexed by them. I feel I have to drape a wire or something around or on them to keep them on the right side. The back is dull. When I drape something, it cuts down on the sparkle. I'm still working on them. I've made a ring out of one, pendants out of two, and earrings out of two others. Not extremely happy with any so far but will keep trying.