If you've ever seen real icicles and felt like licking them, you will love these glass versions. They look so delicate and catch the light in their uneven surfaces, but hanging look very realistic. They are all clear and some even have have tiny bubbles in them. They are a bit flattened out, so do not expect cylindrical icicles. These look breathtaking when hanging and I can imagine them gracing my tree and windows this Christmas. Packaging: I bought 2 sets and they came in a pretty lime-green colored box that is suitable for gifting with only a decorative ribbon if you can get yourself to gift them to someone. (Am buying another 2 sets for giving away.) Carefully packaged without a trace of musty odor or anything and included copper wires that you have to thread through the tiny holes on top yourself. Obviously handcrafted from start to finish.