Crystal Braid has a unique icy pearl look that shimmers. This braid is a number 12, or tapestry weight. This means that there is 12 strands of metallic braided together. It is a very sturdy yarn and will not unravel or fray easily. It can be used wherever you would use any #12 braid._x000D_ _x000D_ This thread looks great in mirrors or windows as it gives a great shine.