i bought these brads in a pinch at a LSS. i really just needed a few solid colored brads for a christmas LO and the shimmer of this pack caught my eye. when i took them out of their little box and started arranging them on my LO. i didnt realize just how dull that LO was going to be until i saw how much sparkle those little brads added! definately a good buy over simple solid colored brads and a great way to sneak in extra sparkle in an unoffensive way!!!