This metallic thread is the best quality I've found. Not only is the color range impressive, but most importantly, the quality of the threads make them far easier to stitch with. “Nishikiito” is the Cosmo brand metallic thread for hand embroidery. Each spool contains 20 meters.
Color numbers 01-23 are the "Nishiki” style. This thread is the type often used for Obi belts of Japanese traditional clothing, Kimono. This thread has subtle metallic colors and is resistant to friction, good for not only stitching but also making tatting lace and tassels.
Color numbers 24-33 are the “Kagami” style. These threads have a sparklier presence thanks to the twisting technique and abundant glitter. Soft touch feeling is best for both cross-stitching and embroidery.
Color numbers 101-112 are the “Opali” style. This thread has film-like smooth texture and multi-color reflection like Opal stones. Semitransparent look allows light to faintly pass it through and creates unique nuance.
Color numbers 201-206 are the “Champagni” style. These threads are pastel colored with gentle sparkles like bubbles in champagne. With its soft and smooth hand feeling, it is comfortable to keep stitching.
Color numbers 301-306 are the “Neoni” style - an eye-catching bright color series. These threads give dramatic impact to your needlework even with just a small amount. You can also use as many strands as you like depending on your projects for each strand is extra-fine.