One out of the twelve was broken on arrival but these are so delicate I'm surprised any of them survived the post. Decided to keep them anyway and they did look pretty on my tree but I don't think they will last long. I have had other glass drops for years with no breakages so these are not great value.
These letters are on a continuous wire and therefore can not be strung as depicted. Having said that they looked good strung across the wall above our kitchen cabinets (not where they were bought for) and were reasonably inexpensive so will still use them.