I am now officially ready for Tat Days - I have a new lanyard! A shout-out of "THANKS" to Crazy Mom, who posted the basic pattern on her blog. Can you see where I changed it to make it work for me?
The tough part was finding beads that would work with the thread and crochet hook - I had to go from size 20 thread to size 10 (it felt huge!); size 11 to size 6 beads; and size 13 to size 11 hook. But I'm pleased with the results and will happily wear my new lanyard!