I also dug into my purple Vintage glass buttons for this closure - these buttons have been very handy lately! They match a lot of my current work - I must be in a purple phase!
I like how the buttons are opposite each other, instead of together on the same end - it is a little trickier to fasten, but it gives a more balanced finish.
This pattern (designed by the talented Smadar Grossman) is not difficult - but it was a difficult one for me to finish. It consists of a lot of repetitive serpentine units, which need tight tension in order to keep their curves without thread showing, and that can be hard on my hands. Plus, I found that I needed to count continually, or I would find myself in the next unit, and missing a bead. The previous unit would look correct, but when I got in there and physically counted, one bead was missing. Makes a difference! After pulling out LOTS of units and re-stitching them, I learned to just count every time. Between the repetition of the stitches (I got bored!), the counting, and the tension - this is one I probably won't repeat (and if I hadn't made myself pick it up and finish it while waiting for the glass, it could easily have become a zombie!)
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