I have never tried these metallic flosses - I already had the gold one but had never tried using it.
These are actually a fine braid that you can't pull apart into strands, you just use it as is:
I have been stitching quite a bit with these and I can't believe how nice they are to use. The braid doesn't break easily, even when taking stitches out and restitching. The braid dosen't split apart while stitching and doesn't seem to twist and knot while stitching. I love them!
I am using these colors to stitch up some patterns from an exciting new pattern packet I have just about finished.