I don't usually buy patterns anymore as I prefer to create original work, and also because, after almost 20 years of beading, few patterns are unique enough that I haven't seen them before or something very similar to them.
But Laura McCabe, of Just Let Me Bead, has an "ultimate bead" that really intrigued me since I couldn't figure out, by looking at it, how it was made. Luckily for me, she sells the pattern for that bead on beadpatterncentral.com and it's downloadable....so I bought it and downloaded it and as soon as I saw the directions, I "got" how it had been done....it's one of those things that become inevitable in hindsight...but kudos to laura for all her hard work in figuring out all the bead counts, etc. that go into designing a pattern this complicated. Well worth the money to me! Laura asks that you only make the bead for your own use, and that you not copy her instructions....not to sell or trade or loan out according to her copyright. That only seems right too, as it is illegal to copy someone's work without their permission.
If you'd like to see Laura's patterns plus some other wonderful designers work, I've posted a link to bead pattern central on my links list...
And now that itch has been scratched, I can get back to baskets, I hope!