...and succeed. I tried it and I really like it!
I gave Lesley's (from The Gossiping Goddess) tutorial a try last night and I am really liking the bracelet that I made. I chose these blue E beads for their larger holes. The cord I used is a hemp twine, which worked good. Next time I'll give waxed cotton or waxed linen a try. I had a bunch of gunmetal jump rings that I think are close to 5mm, they seem to work well with the design. The button I picked up at an antique store while on vacation a couple of summers ago while visiting my dear friend Kim in Victor, NY.
I never could find a use for these cobalt blue beads, but I am really loving them on this bracelet. Thank you Lesley from The Gossiping Goddess.