This uses the Crate of Grapes pattern by Beadholden Designs; I chose not to make it purple. I enjoyed working on this; I like the way it looks; for some reason, it reminds me of one of my grandmothers (and not the one I would have expected). It was easy to work being a repeat pattern where everything is in groups of three. After a while, I didn’t even use the chart. I do have to say that I find her word charts a little hard to read; she uses full names of beads instead of just using letters or symbols. Personally, I find word charts easiest to deal with when they are A, B, C, etc. I really like her designs; I’ve worked one and have one more that I’ve started. It’s a loom pattern, and I had issues with the warp.
I did a ring and toggle clasp from Melissa van Dijk’s site; I found it easier going that I did the last time I used it.
I’m now working on something from a magazine that uses right-angle weave; all I’ve done so far is peyote. It’s been interesting; I’ve taken it apart twice so far: once for getting lost in the pattern and once for a bad bead. I am going to try again.
For my own reference, I used size 11 Delica beads in colors 310 (black), 351 (white), 252 (light gray), and 268 (dark gray).