New beads and new patterns keep it all fresh! In that vein... using the new 2-hole CzechMates crescents, on a loverly afternoon with my beading sistahs, a pattern by TrendSetter Nichole Starman called "Chrysanthemum". Try to say that quickly three times... and then, try to spell it without looking! Nichole's pattern was for a bracelet, but the components make darling earrings, so that's where I got off the train. Love these springs colors...and the blue on blue tones at the bottom. An issue for me again was working the pattern tightly so my thread didn't show (and I'm a tight beader!). I struggled with that until on the final set, the blues at the bottom, I went around each section twice, and inserted 15.0 on either side of the 6mm.