I used to use brass heishi for the bottom of my beaded fringe---the weight gives the fringe the SWAY I seek. But it also means the fringe stretches out and I have a bare thread just below my brick stitch. Ick! These "o" beads are the perfect substitute. Just heavy enough to make my fringe behave, and they come in sooo many cool colors. I also want to try a simple crochet stitch with them!!