I kind of like my new pattern! The only changes with this one are the glass gem and ribbon. It does take a bit longer to tat, probably double the time of the original Ice Drop, but I think it's worth the effort.
I just finished my latest band. This is Dots and Squares from page 18 of The Weaver's Inkle Pattern Directory by Anne Dixon. It's 1 3/8" wide by 72" plus about 8" of fringe. I'm very pleased with the way it turned out!