I had always dreaded using a blending filament—they snap while you are stitching with them or the entire skein explodes into a tangled mess when you cut it. Accentuate comes on a 50 meter spool and is a joy to use. The filament comes in 143 luscious colors, allowing you to turn any thread into a blended metallic. Or you can use it alone, multi-stranded, to get the effect of transparency, for example, in window panes. Use Accentuate and Trebizond to make your own metallic silk combinations. (posted by Michele)