Here is Jane Eborall's gecko, one of my favorite recent patterns. Look for it here: http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~nickeb/
The thread is a Valdani pearl cotton. It's not as smooth and shiny as a regular perle cotton, but not as "matte finishe" as Caron Wildflowers. It's too bad the eye beads don't show up. When the light hits them, they sparkle with the same colors as the thread.