I purchased these because I wanted to get some very basic style brads that I could use on most any LO. Obviously gold and silver lend themselves to that a little more easily than some of the brighter colors. I am not a huge user of "3-D" embellishments. The size of these does not make them very bulky at all. The top colors do appear to be painted on with a nice, well-adhering paint. I was a little bit disappointed to find that the gold is not quite as pearly looking as it appears here... but the silver does appear very like the photos here. They do not look quite as rounded either though; their tops are slightly flat and then the sides curve down a little. But they still look very nice on the LO's I have used them on so far.
Used in this layout: Best Buddies