This was made from a pattern. I don't do well with patterns as I forget I am using a pattern and branch out into my own thing. It is a real variation as many of the solid color beads in my stash are tacky. They must originate in China where they now mass produce beads that seem to be totally lacking in quality control as they are never quite the same size or shape. The small yellow beads are an example of this and the small white that broke easily.