Much, much darker than pictured in your photo and not as blue( almost dark navy blue) , and only 6 Beads have stripes. . I will be able to use about half of this strand. It's very difficult when images are taken under a bright light for customwrs to see actual color. I will keep this in mind with my next order or ask you first. My review w/ 5 stars is the same color as your photo. Thank you.