After covering 48 of these wooden beads I strung them together to find out they do not go together as the beads in the yellow bracelet did! The spaces between the petal-like sets are too wide for the thing to hold together. When it is bent around the wrist the petals collapse. I tried the weaving pattern again with pony beads and 6s but again they were too slippery to hold the shape.
I gave up at midnight and I suspect that I will go back to all today and try to find a way to make it work. Who knows? I may invent the wheel yet!
This afternoon I plan to go to the Art in the Redwoods and I am looking forward to that!