We put out a mix of acrylic (resin) beads at Ornamentea today. It's lovely, kinda shimmery. These were samples that our folks at the magical land of plastic (i.e. Manilla) sent us to order for Spring. We think they are lovely NOW so we went ahead and put them out. A deal at 20 cents a gram, don't 'cha think? I'd use them in earrings or for not-too-heavy fall necklaces that look chunky. They have a shimmery, matte surface. Kinda like an eyeshadow.