I received the Sulky Holo (no. 6001) I was waiting for. Wow, that is blindingly sparkly on the spool! I think you can see how shiny it is in the photo below.
But I have to tell you that I found it disappointing when tatted up. I did as I had done with DMC Metallic and added a strand to my favourite DMC Babylo in size 20. It does sparkle as you can see in the blurry photo below...
But what I don't really like is that it makes the white thread look grey. You can see in the next photo how the snowflake on the left is still very white with the added subtle sparkle of DMC Metallic and the little sample on the right doesn't sparkle much more but looks grey. I don't like that. It's funny stuff too, it's a bit like tatting with a thin strand of plastic.
I also tatted Mirabelle in the DMC Diamant; that's also like tatting with plastic and I don't find it very enjoyable to work with. It has a strange texture that is not smooth and makes it look a bit like… sugar? It kind of "glistens" but doesn't sparkle I would say.
My favourite so far is definitely tatting with one strand of size 20 thread and a strand of DMC Metallic added to it. From any distance you don't really see the extra strand as it's practically transparent but sparkly. I don't know if there are other things I can try, I wouldn't mind a bit more sparkle but overall I'm still pretty happy with that combination and it's easy to work with and to tat. The rings close well although you occasionally get a bit of bunching of the thin thread but it's so thin that it's not really problematic and not very visible.
I've now tatted 10 of them and I wish I'd had DMC Metallic from the beginning as half of them are just plain thread and the other half are sparkly. Still, I need to tat a few more yet!
p.s. Three winners of the draw from my previous post haven't contacted me with their email yet - please do so if you'd like me to send you the pattern!