Much lighter than glass, they have a really interesting texture, and they catch the light beautifully, creating almost a glow. I laid out many alternatives before I settled on this - in my mind - almost tribal style.
I've mixed them here with an interesting purple E bead, large silver pumpkin beads, large black glass pearls and two sizes of sterling silver seed bead. With the multi-coloured resin beads, something quite neutral was needed, and I'm pleased with how this turned out.
And - sticking with my new habit even though I don't wear them - earrings to match. These are so light you'll barely feel you have them on. The necklace has a little more weight - mostly due to the black glass pearls. With the mixed colours, this set will go with tons of things!